Israeli authorities investigating attack on local insurance company’s servers

Black Shadow team takes responsibility for leaking private details of the company’s Israeli clients

Naomi Zoreff 09:4001.12.20
Israel’s Capital Market Authority and National Cyber Bureau have been investigating a suspected cyber attack on the website and servers of local insurance company Shirbit. Initial findings on the attack, that began on Monday, suggest that private information about some of its customers have been leaked online. The site has crashed and is currently inactive.


A group calling itself the Black Shadow team took responsibility for the hack in a tweet, describing it as a “massive attack.” The tweet featured photos of some of the leaked documents that included the addresses, names of family members, and automobile records allegedly belonging to the company’s clients.


According to the Israeli authorities, the leaked information did not include credit card details, but rather identifying details about the customers of the mid-sized company that specializes in auto, real estate, and travel insurance.