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Islamic Jihad hacker said to access footage from Israeli drones over Gaza

According to the indictment filed against the alleged Islamic Jihad suspect, he succeeded in hacking into the IDF’s system of drones above the Gaza Strip, allowing his handlers to see the footage produced by their cameras.

He also succeeded in accessing footage from highway cameras inside Israel, obtaining for his organization information on the movement of Israeli security forces and civilians during wars in the Strip and rocket strikes, the indictment says.

Further, the man allegedly developed an application that compiled information on the movement of planes in Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport, as well as gaining access to passenger manifestos, plane weights and makes, and takeoff and landing times.

Police clarify that he was not arrested inside the Gaza Strip, implying he was en route to the West Bank when security forces scooped him up.

Judah Ari Gross contributed

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