Islamic Jihad Says it Leaked IDF Soldiers’ Personal Information

November 27, 2012 12:40 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 17, IDF reserve soldiers in staging areas around the Gaza Strip. They can go home in the coming days if the Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

The Islamic Jihad terrorist group in the Gaza Strip claims that it published more than 100 Israeli soldiers’ personal information on the Internet on Monday, according to Palestinian media outlets.

The list of documents published online reportedly contains confidential information including the soldiers’ military certifications, ranks in the Israel Defense Forces, cellphone numbers and home addresses. Also among the files are recorded meetings between reserve officers and plans for a parting event for former Homefront Defense Minister Matan Vilnai.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the military was aware of the reports.

“The matter is known to the IDF’s information security unit,” the unit said. “The IDF is well aware of attempts by hostile agents to collect information, and has taken numerous measures to protect its systems and confidential information on both day-to-day and emergency operations.”

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