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Israeli Officials Deny Hackers’ Voter Registry Breach Claim

The attacks are ostensibly organised by international hacking group Anonymous

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The claim by hackers that they had broken into the database of Israeli voters, just days before the parliamentary elections, has been dismissed by Israeli officials, a media report said.

Israel will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect the 21st “Knesset”, or Parliament.

Hackers on Saturday claimed they had stolen information on millions of Israelis after breaking into the voter registry.

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But the country’s Central Elections Committee said they had no evidence of a hack, and critics dismissed the hackers’ claims saying the data displayed was from another data leak in 2006, the Hamodia newspaper reported on Sunday.

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It has now become a routine for thousands of hackers around the world to target Israel-based web sites on April 7, which has come to be known as “opIsrael,” said the report.

The attacks are ostensibly organised by international hacking group Anonymous, it added. (IANS)

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Group of Hackers Upload Personal Data of US Federal Agents Online

The FBI is yet to speak on the incident

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A group of hackers has broken into several FBI-affiliated portals and uploaded the contents online that contained personal information of federal agents and law enforcement officers.

According to a TechCrunch report late Friday, the hackers breached three websites associated with the FBI National Academy Association located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia.

The hackers “exploited flaws on at least three of the organisation’s chapter websites – which we’re not naming – and downloaded the contents of each web server,” the report said.

The hacker claimed to have “over a million data” on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US.

They also put the data up for download on their own website.

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The hackers “exploited flaws on at least three of the organisation’s chapter websites – which we’re not naming – and downloaded the contents of each web server,” the report said. Pixabay

“We hacked more than 1,000 sites. Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites,” a hacker told TechCrunch.

The data contains member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses.

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The hackers, whose identity is still unknown whether they are an independent group or nation-state actors, used public exploits, indicating that “many of the websites they hit weren’t up-to-date and had outdated plugins”.

The FBI was yet to speak on the incident. (IANS)