Iran said to have hacked cellphone of Blue and White chief Benny Gantz
Shin Bet agents reportedly inform ex-IDF chief that personal info and texts obtained in recent months could be used against him; no classified info believed captured.
Iranian hackers in recent months broke into the personal phone of Benny Gantz, a leading candidate in next month’s elections, and obtained its entire contents, according to a report Thursday.
Two senior Shin Bet security service officials approached the Blue and White party chairman last month to inform him that his cellular phone had been hacked shortly after he announced his political bid, with programmers in Iran getting hold of his personal details and texts, Channel 12 news reported.
The Shin Bet agents noted to Gantz that any sensitive info could be used against him in the future and told him to proceed as he sees fit.