Iranian hackers penetrated a major Israeli security organization to steal and subsequently publish surveillance footage that captured one of Wednesday’s twin bombings in Jerusalem.
While most details remain under gag order, Israeli authorities cleared for publication on Thursday that the footage was genuine and was acquired by the Moses Staff group in what amounted to a significant security breach.
“Dark life: You will pay for the blood that has been shed. You will not have peace and comfort in the occupied territories of Palestine. We will determine your end. In addition, we formatted the hard drive of the cameras for you!” the group wrote on Thursday in a Twitter post in Farsi that contained a video with excerpts of the stolen footage.
“You don’t see peace anymore,” it added in both English and Hebrew.
“Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain.” Esther 3;8
You don't see peace anymore
אתה לא רואה שלום יותר
زندگی تاریک؛ شما تاوان خونی که ریخته شده را خواهید پرداخت. در سرزمین های اشغالی فلسطین آرامش و آسایش نخواهید داشت؛ ما پایان شما را تعیین خواهیم کرد. علاوه بر این هارد دوربین ها را برای شما فرمت کردیم! pic.twitter.com/7yejx3YJvM
— Moses Staff (@StaffofMoses1) November 24, 2022
The Iranian group originally said it had hacked police cameras, a claim Israeli officials denied.
According to reports, Moses Staff several months ago released footage from police cameras placed across Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.
Last year, the group published data allegedly stolen from the Israeli Defense Ministry that contained sensitive information about IDF soldiers.
Sixteen-year-old Aryeh Shechopek was killed and more than 20 others wounded on Wednesday in two explosions at bus stops located near entrances to Jerusalem.
Authorities believe there were two remotely detonated bombs packed with nails to cause maximum damage.
Police described the explosives as “high quality” and suggested an organized terror cell planned and carried out the attack.
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