Just a friendly reminder that we are officially living in the age of International Cyber Warfare.
Israeli hacker retaliates to credit card hacking
By Yolande Knell BBC News, Jerusalem
Last week a hacker, claiming to be from Saudi Arabia, published information about tens of thousands of Israeli credit cards online.
It was one of the worst incidents of data theft in Israel.
Experts say the attacks draw attention to the potential for virtual or cyber wars in the Middle East.
According to the AFP news agency, at least two Saudi credit card holders have confirmed that their personal details were compromised by the Israeli hacker, who identifies himself as OxOmer or "Omer Cohen".
They told AFP their banks had confirmed irregularities with their credit cards.
In an online posting on Tuesday entitled "Free Saudi's credit cards!", the Israeli hacker listed names, email addresses, phone numbers and numbers of over 200 cards, most of which were within their expiry dates.
Speaking to the Jerusalem Post, OxOmer is reported to have said, "This is just the beginning".
He told the newspaper he had information on a further 300,000 working Saudi credit card numbers. "If they publish one more little detail on Israel, we will attack in full force and publish all of the credit card details," he said.