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Hackers breach Israeli insurance company, steal client data

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Hackers targeting an Israeli insurance company claimed to have made off with a vast hoard of personal data on its clients, many of whom are civil servants.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Capital Markets Authority and the Israel National Cyber Directorate confirmed that there had been a cyberattack on the Shirbit insurance company and that information had been leaked in the breach.

The statement said that an investigation into a possible cyber incident had begun the night before amid suspicions of an attack on the company’s servers.

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“An initial investigation found that information on the details of clients’ insurance is involved,” the statement said, noting that the investigation was still ongoing.

Although personal information was taken, it did not include credit card details, Israeli officials said Tuesday,........

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