Hackers Break Into Phone of Mossad Head’s Wife in Apparent Iranian ‘Revenge’

As far as is known, Mossad chief David Barnea's phone and personal devices, which are encrypted and secured, were not hacked

Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis
An image of David Barnea from the materials leaked from his wife's phone and distributed via Telegram.
An image of David Barnea from the materials leaked from his wife's phone and distributed via Telegram.
Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis

The cellphone of the wife of Mossad chief David Barnea was hacked and the contents distributed on an anonymous Telegram channel.

The contents, including photos and documents, were published by hackers who targeted an old cellphone of hers.

As far as is known, Barnea's phone and personal devices, which are encrypted and secured, were not hacked.

Israel estimates that this hack was revenge for an aerial attack in Iran last month, which caused heavy damage to the country’s drone network. Hundreds of drones were destroyed in the strike, according to several estimates.

A number of Israeli government websites went down on Monday in an apparent cyberattack, also believed to be a revenge attack. According to a defense official, it was the largest-ever cyberattack carried out against Israel.

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