Israel vows to hit back after credit cards hacked

08.01.2012                      13.Tewet. 5772

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Israel vows to hit back after credit cards hacked

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says cyber-attacks are ' breach of sovereignty comparable to a terrorist operation, and must be treated as such'.

Israel said on Saturday the online publication of thousands of its citizens' credit card details by a hacker claiming to be Saudi was comparable to terrorism, and vowed to hit back.
The data theft, which appeared to focus on commercial web sites, was one of the worst Israel has said it has faced. While the financial damage was reportedly minimal, the breaches have heightened concerns about the potential use of stolen information by the Jewish state's foes….