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250,000 military documents allegedly breached in IDF cyberattack

Anonymous claims access to IDF files in cyber siege

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The global hacker organization Anonymous issued a statement today, Friday, claiming to have successfully conducted a cyberattack on the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and reportedly obtained 250,000 military documents.

The organization claims to have gained access to 20 gigabytes of data, including over 233,000 documents, such as PDF files, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

Anonymous also presents videos featuring excerpts from IDF PowerPoint presentations showing personnel and slides bearing logos of General Staff departments.

The authenticity of the documents in the video has not been confirmed, according to the Jerusalem Post.

IDF: No serious threat, hackers employing "psychological warfare" tactics
According to assessments by Israeli Defense Forces security experts, the likelihood of a genuine breach in IDF files is minimal, suggesting a possible tactic of "psychological warfare" by the hackers.

"The computer systems of the Israeli Defense Forces are well secured and compartmentalized at various levels. If a breach occurred, it is unlikely that access would directly extend to IDF computers. Instead, files may have been taken from non-military computers, potentially breaching regulations," Israeli military experts estimate.

[With information sourced from Skai GR]

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