Eight arrested in Israel and Thailand for Leumi Card data breach and extortion attempt

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Eight former bank employees, in Israel and Thailand, tried to extort millions of shekels from Leumi Card Ltd., the credit card issuer affiliated with one of the nation’s largest banks, police said on Sunday.

The ex-employees threatened that if they didn’t get the money, they’d sell the details of millions of credit cards of bank customers to the highest bidder, police said.

The case went public on Sunday, a day after officers from the Israel Police Cyber Crimes Unit arrested seven former Leumi Card employees in Israel, and Thai and Israeli police arrested the ringleader, at his residence in Thailand.

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