Hackers reveal thousands of email addresses and passwords of Israeli state employees
Around 5,000 email addresses and passwords belonging to Israeli state employees were among a massive stockpile of billions of addresses and passwords leaked online
Raphael Kahan | 20:51, 29.04.21
Around 5,000 email addresses with the suffix of gov.il belonging to Israeli state employees, as well as their passwords, have been discovered as part of an analysis of a massive 100GB leak uploaded to a hackers forum. The stockpile, known as COMB21 - standing for Compilation of Many Breaches and the year of its discovery, includes 3.2 billion passwords and 2.18 billion addresses. The leak was analyzed by Brazilian network security company Syhunt and according to its report, the stockpile of emails and passwords is "being actively shared among hackers and cybercriminals in the form of a single, 7zip compressed archive." Based on the Syhunt report, 4,984 passwords from domains using gov.il were affected. This is a small fraction compared to the U.S. with 625,505 .gov passwords exposed, but nevertheless not insignificant.