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Iran said to have hacked cellphone of Blue and White chief Benny Gantz
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Mar 14, 2019 2:56 PM 1+ week ago

Iranian hackers recently broke into the personal phone of Benny Gantz, a leading candidate in next month's elections, and obtained access to its entire contents, according to an Israeli television report Thursday.

Two senior Shin Bet security service officials approached the Blue and White party chairman five weeks ago to inform him that his cellular phone had been hacked shortly after he announced his political bid, with programmers in Iran getting hold of all the phones content, including personal details and texts, Channel 12 news reported.

The Shin Bet agents noted to Gantz that he should assume that any sensitive information contained on the phone could be used against him in the future, and told him to proceed as he saw fit.

Channel 12 noted that no classified information is likely to have been on the device.

In light of the Channel 12 report, Gantz canceled a series of campaign appearances in bars scheduled for Thursday evening.

Blue and White declined to comment ...

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