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Israeli authorities are investigating hacker’s claims of hacking the voting system

Israeli authorities are investigating hacker’s claims of hacking the voting system
  • The hacker who goes by the Twitter handle DarkCoder tweeted claiming that the Israeli voting system was breached and data of 6 million Israeli voters leaked.
  • Researchers noted that the screenshot posted by the hacker on his twitter handle is the screenshot of the previously leaked voting registry data from the Agron 206 database.

What is the issue - A hacker’s claims of hacking Israeli voting system is under investigation.

What happened?

Israel's National Cyber Directorate, Population Authority, and Central Elections committee are investigating the claims a hacker made on hacking Israel’s voting system and stealing the data of almost 6 million Israeli voters before the 2019 Israeli legislative election.

The hacker who goes under the Twitter handle DarkCoder tweeted claiming that the Israeli voting system was breached and data of 6 million Israeli voters leaked. The hacker also added a screenshot in the tweet.

“#OpIsrael #OpJerusalem Israeli voting system compromised, data of 6M Israeli voter #Leaked,” the tweet read, BleepingComputer reported.

Worth noting

Researchers noted that the screenshot posted by the hacker on his twitter handle is the screenshot of the previously leaked voting registry data from the Agron 2006 database.

Agron 2006 database

In 2006, data of 9 million Israelis from the Population registry got leaked after a contract worker at the Ministry of Labor and Welfare stole the data and shared it with a third-party, who then stored the data in a searchable database dubbed ‘Agron 2006’.

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