Report: Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak Second Victim of Iranian Phone Hack

Ehud Barak
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DEBORAH DANAN

TEL AVIV – Former prime minister Ehud Barak is the latest victim to have his phone hacked by Iran, the head of Israel’s domestic security service, the Shin Bet, said. 

According to a report aired on Israel’s Channel 12, Nadav Argaman said both Barak’s personal cellphone and computer had been hacked.

However, in this case sources claimed that Iran had not done the job itself, but acquired the information from third party hackers.

According to the report, there was no sensitive security information on either the phone or computer.

Last week, reports emerged that Iran had hacked Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz’s personal cellphone, and in this case too sources said the phone contained no sensitive security information.

Gantz’s party accused the Likud Party of leaking news of the hack to the press, a claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party denies.

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