Hacker sent ‘death to the Jews’ text messages after breach in phone network

Paul Farrell reports:

A hacker attempted to send more than 4m text messages saying “death to the Jews” by exploiting the network of a global telecommunications company.

A Guardian investigation has revealed that data was stolen in 2013 as a result of unauthorised access to the systems of SMSGlobal, which provides messaging services for “some of the world’s best known brands” and has more than one million customers worldwide.

In April 2015, a hacker attempted to send over 4m messages to phone numbers across the Middle East. The message said: “Our motto forever Death to America, Death to the Jews.”

Read more on The Guardian.

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