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Bank of Palestine Stopped Online Services Temporarily to Prevent Hack

author Saturday January 21, 2012 15:29author by Mais Azza - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

In light of the latest hacker attacks on several international internet sites, Bank of Palestine (BoP) has decided to disable its online banking services for a short period of time.

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The banks decision was made as a precautionary measure to protect clients' information and accounts.

According to Haartez, Israeli hackers have disclosed details of approximately 4,800 credit cards from different accounts held in Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, they have also revealed card numbers, passwords, security codes, code types, and expiration dates.

Last Monday, both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and El Al’s respective websites were hacked and shut down, causing severe problems. By 10 A.M., TASE's website was only partially functioning, while El Al’s website did not function at all.

category international | international politics | news report author email mays.alazzeh at gmail dot com
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