“Black Shadow” group claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on the Israeli insurance company Shirbit.
According to the hackers themselves, the target of the attack was money for another attack, which will be reported later.
Personal information including ID numbers, drivers’ licenses and registration forms have been leaked after a recent suspected cyberattack on the Shirbit insurance company.
The National Cyber Directorate and Capital Market Authority said on Tuesday that it was working with the company to investigate the suspected attack and that an initial probe found that insurance details were also leaked.
The company reportedly has many government employees among its clients, including the president of the Tel Aviv District Court, Gilad Noitel.
A hacker group called “blackShadow” claimed credit for the attack, tweeting: “A huge cyberattack has been taken place by Black Shadow team. There has been a massive attack on the network infrastructure of Shirbit Company, which is in israel economic sphere [sic].”
The group additionally tweeted photos of ID cards, drivers licenses, emails and forms containing private information including names and addresses, as well as files containing additional data. “blackShadow” claimed that the attack caused “serious damage to data centers” and that all of the customers’ and employees’ IDs had been hacked.
The group’s Twitter account was subsequently suspended.