Hezbollah’s al-Manar television station said the Lebanon-based terror group has hacked into security cameras in Israel.
According to the late Friday report, the Shiite organization’s “Kadimon” hacking unit has managed to break into security cameras in a variety of locations in Israel, including at the Defense Ministry’s Kirya compound in Tel Aviv.
This is the first time that the organization has claimed to confirm reports in the Lebanese media that its unit has managed to infiltrate “sensitive locations, including social networks pages in Israel,” Israel’s Maariv reported.
There was no Israeli confirmation of the terror group’s claims, nor was there any proof that the footage purportedly obtained was not readily available.
According to Maariv, the promo for the TV item was written in Arabic and Hebrew, and entitled “Shattering the Illusion.” It also said: “We will reach you even if you are in your offices. The next step will be greater.”
The item showed for the first time Hezbollah hackers apparently connecting to observation and security cameras in various locations around Israel. It also showed two videos of civilians walking on the street as well as footage showing people at a small cafe with an undisclosed location. Another image showed what resembled a government office in Israel, with the Jewish state’s flags in the corner. The date on the image read February 14, 2016.
“We were able to break into more than 5,000 Israeli websites in 2015, including sensitive sites related to the Israeli security forces,” one of the unit’s members said in an interview.
This is not the first time in recent days that Hebzollah has attempted to shake Israelis’s sense of security. Last week, its leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack a chemical plant in Israel’s second city, saying that, “our rockets combined with the ammonia storage facility in Haifa will create the effect of a nuclear weapon.”
Israel’s top general said in response that the military has “effective deterrence” against Hezbollah.