Hacker group leaks data, photos from Israel’s War Ministry

Israeli media reported a hacker group called Moses Staff claimed last week that it has successfully conducted a cyberattack on the Israeli War Ministry, releasing files and photos it claims it obtained from the ministry’s servers.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Moses Staff’s website claims that the group has hacked over 165 servers and 254 websites and compiled over 11 terabytes of data, including Israel Post, the War Ministry, files related to War Minister Benny Gantz, the Electron Csillag company and Epsilor company.

“We’ve kept an eye on you for many years, at every moment and on each step,” wrote the group in the announcement of the attack on their Telegram channel on Sunday, according to The Jerusalem Post.

“All your decisions and statements have been under our surveillance. Eventually, we will strike you while you never would have imagined.”

Moses Staff claimed in the announcement to have access to confidential documents, including reports, operational maps, information about soldiers and units, and letters and correspondence.

“We are going to publish this information to aware all the world about the Israeli authorities’ crimes,” warned the group.

The files leaked included photos of Gantz and IOF soldiers and a 2010 letter from Gantz to the deputy chief of the joint chiefs of staff and chief of intelligence in the Jordian Armed Forces.

The leaked files also included Excel files allegedly containing the names, ID numbers, emails, addresses, phone numbers and even socioeconomic status of soldiers, mechina pre-military students and individuals connected to the War Ministry.

The group stated on its website that it is targeting the same people who “didn’t tolerate” the legitimacy of Moses, seemingly the reason for the name Moses Staff.

The group’s description states that it will not forget “the soldiers whose blood is shed due to wrong policies and fruitless wars, the mothers mourning for their children, and all the cruelty and injustice were [were] done to the people of this nation.”

However, the group did not clarify in its description which soldiers it was referring to.

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