Saudi Hacker (0xOmar) Threatens Israel to Release 01 Million Credit Card Numbers: The Whole Story

By on January 8, 2012

Hacking of credit card numbers is a sin which has been widely being common in internet business. Previously we have covered a few nasty hacks by Lulzsec, Anonymous and a few others who not only succeeded to hack credit card numbers from many top class sites, but also published the whole numbers on the web as a proof. The latest one comes from a Saudi hacker called (0xOmar) who threatens Israel to release 01 million credit card numbers online which he has hacked from a popular Israeli sports site.


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The threat of Saudi hacker 0xOmar threat came on the web after releasing15,000 credit card numbers hacked from an Israeli website on Tuesday. Today, he released 11,000 more numbers and further threatening Israel to release more 01 million credit card numbers.

Actually, 0xOmar succeeded to break the security code of a popular Israeli sports site, and managed to get thousands of accounts’ worth of personal information, including some credit card numbers.
Washington Post notes that out of the numbers released by Saudi hacker, only a few hundred bucks were taken away illegally as per latest claim of concerned credit companies.

On Tuesday, the hacker claimed to have 400000 credit card numbers and personal information after breaking into the Israeli site and there he left a message too, according to CNN.

“Hi, it’s 0xOmarfrom group-xp, largest Wahhabi hacker group of Saudi Arabia. We are anonymous Saudi Arabian hackers. We decided to release first part of our data about Israel.”

On the other hand Hacker News claimed that in reality, XP group headed by 0xOmar is a part of world’s famous hacking group-Anonymous.

Yoram Hacohen, Chief of the Law, Information and Technology Authority at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, responded over the issue and told CNN;

“Israeli authorities have begun a criminal investigation, including a computer forensic probe to search for electronic evidence to try to locate the group.”

He was looking more worried about the theft of the identities of Israeli citizens than the stealth credit card numbers.

This week, Israeli security companies have taken some serious actions for addressing the issues related to computer security in the country.

Oren Levy, CEO of ZooZ comments:

“The core of the problem lies in the fact that payment information, such as credit cards, ID and phone numbers, and other information, is being processed and stored by tens of thousands of different merchants who aren’t equipped to handle the information. There is a real need to separate merchants from this critical private data.”

Interestingly enough, Haaretz reports that a blogger Amir Fedida claimed to know the identity of the Saudi Hacker 0xOmar as Omar Habib, a student from the United Arab Emirates “works in a café, and studies computer science in at the ‘Hidalguense Cenhies’ in Mexico.”

While Jerusalem Post reports that the hacker claims to not to be unmasked ever and denies the latest reports presenting Omar Habib as a hacker involved in hacking Israeli sports site.

We think cyber attacks and hacking is one of the nastiest matters related to internet which damages the concept of a secure World Wide Web for all. Hackers should be punished strictly to prevent internet users from stealth of their personal info and sensitive financial details.

Via: Read Write Web