#OpIsrael Mossad Website “Breach” and “Leak”

A few days ago news broke out that Anonymous, as part of #OpIsrael, brought down Mossad’s website and also hacked into its database, leaking the details of over 30,000 officials/agents.

Many blogs/news sites reported it as-is: http://www.google.com/search?q=%23opisrael%2Bmossad%2Bagents

Now, anyone who takes the time to examine the database dump files (OpIsrael.xlsx) and isn’t an idiot, should quickly come to the conclusion that the aforementioned database has nothing to do with Mossad:

  • There’s no way Mossad employs as much as 30,000 people, not even close. “The staff of Mossad was estimated during the late 1980s to number between 1,500 to 2,000 personnel”
  • These gentlemen would probably not pass the Mossad recruitment process:

    Arab “Mossad Agents”?

  • Some news sources were smart enough to not believe the listed people are Mossad agents, and speculated that the database came from Mossad’s job “Contact us” page. That doesn’t make sense because the database is revealing only basic information and does not match the form on Mossad’s website. (Contact form)

So, where did this database originate from? Thanks to people using labels in their gmail account, we can tell how 3 people chose to label their registration with the site:

“electroshopcoil”, “electro”, “fridge”

 

And now we know it was http://www.electroshop.co.il that was hacked and had its database leaked. Apparently it’s a common occurrence for them: 1 2 3

Moral of the story: Don’t be quick to believe and spread claims made by Turkish script kiddies.

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