Gang Allegedly Sold Data on Prospective Israeli Military Recruits

According to an investigation held by Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority, between 2011-2014, two Israeli soldiers provided lists of stolen data on potential military recruits

Omer Kabir 16:0426.08.18
Four people are suspected of trading sensitive information on hundreds of thousands of potential recruits to the Israeli military, Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority announced Sunday. The data was stolen from a military unit in charge of assigning prospective recruits to specific units.


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According to an investigation held by the authority, between 2011-2014, two soldiers from the unit conspired with two civilians to which they provided lists of stolen data, including assigned military positions, citizenship information, and household information.


Israeli soldiers (illustration). Photo: IDF Israeli soldiers (illustration). Photo: IDF


The two civilians allegedly developed software to canvass through the data and contact soldiers, veterans and their family members, offering commercial services and products. The suspects also sold the data to third parties, the authority said in a statement.




The authority interrogated the four suspects and seized the computers they used recommending that they be charged with conspiracy, bribe, theft, and violation of privacy laws.
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