The terrorist group Islamic Jihad, which answers to Iran, has launched a massive cyber attack on the Israeli army in the wake of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
According to Mashregh, an Iranian media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, Islamic Jihad’s Beitol Moghadas (Jerusalem) unit obtained detailed information on 5,000 high-ranking Israeli military personnel. The information includes names, telephone numbers, addresses, emails and rankings, even within the Israeli intelligence division.
The Islamic Jihad unit then emailed those Israeli personnel that it obtained their personal information and that “Gaza will become the graveyard of your soldiers and Tel Aviv a ball of fire,” Mashregh said.
Mashregh published information on 92 of the Israelis, but it also attached a downloadable file with information on the rest of the military personnel.
Reuters reported from Jerusalem Sunday that the Israeli government has come under a massive cyber attack since the Gaza conflict broke out last week. More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on various Israeli government sites since Wednesday.