Islamic Jihad Cyber Terrorist Indicted for Hacking IDF Drones

The Associated Press

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Islamic Jihad master hacker Maagad Ben Juwad Oydeh was indicted in the Beersheba District Court on Wednesday for compromising IDF drones hovering over Gaza, enabling commanders in the Strip to view their video feeds.

The indictment filed by the Southern District Attorney’s Office also charged Oydeh with hacking into video cameras of the IDF, the police and the Road Safety Authority, enabling the terrorist group to study the location of civilians and IDF personnel in real-time as it was firing rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip. He was also charged with spying, conspiracy, contact with enemy agents and membership in an illegal organization.

Oydeh’s hacking also allowed Islamic Jihad to keep track of the movement of airplanes at Ben-Gurion Airport, to view the passenger lists on incoming and outgoing flights, the type of airplane and its weight and landing and departure times, the indictment said.

Known as a computer and electronics engineer and master hacker, he joined the terrorist group in 2011 and first successfully hacked into the IDF’s drones as early as 2012.


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