Hacker group SiegedSec has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Israel’s largest telecommunications company, Bezeq.
Announced on their dark web channel, the Bezeq data breach involved leaking sensitive information of nearly 50,000 Bezeq customers.
Known for their comical slogans and bold language, the group’s admission of the breach coincided with Halloween, raising concerns about the state of online security on such a significant date.
The Halloween Hack: Details of the Bezeq Data Breach
In their audacious threat post, SiegedSec hacker group declared the attack as the “HALLOWEEN HACK,” emphasizing the significance of this Bezeq data breach. The group revealed that they had successfully infiltrated Bezeq’s customer database, laying bare the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of thousands of individuals.
The onslaught did not stop there. SiegedSec went on to assert that they had gained access to the portal overseeing devices across Israel, effectively shutting them down. This had widespread repercussions, affecting not only local infrastructure but also devices linked to the embassies of Hungary, Finland, and the United States in Israel.
To add a final twist to their Halloween hack, the group utilized Bezeq’s campaign management portal to dispatch a mischievous email to Bezeq customers, leaving them bewildered and concerned.
Verification of the Halloween Hack
While the SiegedSec hacker group shared a link to their exploit as evidence of their cyberattack, attempts to corroborate the breach were hindered. The Cyber Express sought to contact the organization for further information, but their website displayed a “took too long to respond” error, leaving the claims of the Bezeq cyberattack standing unverified.
It’s important to note that a “took too long to respond” error message on a website is not directly indicative of a cyberattack. Rather, it can be attributed to the attack causing server or network disruptions, resulting in delayed responses.
SiegedSec burst onto the scene just days before Russia invaded Ukraine, led by the hacktivist “YourAnonWolf.” Known for their cheeky slogans and brash language, the group has rapidly gained notoriety, leaving a trail of victims in their wake.
Identifying themselves as “gay furry hackers,” the group’s methods include defacement and compromise of websites, leaking sensitive information, and gaining unauthorized access to databases and emails. Their attacks are characterized by juvenile language and graphics, and they claim to carry them out for amusement.
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