Hackers stole information from former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak's computer and phone months ago and sold it to Iran, according to multiple news outlets, citing a TV report by Israel's Channel 12 this past weekend.
The news reportedly broke several days after a separate Channel 12 story that said Iranian intelligence directly hacked the cell phone of Benny Gantz, former Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, who is currently running for prime minister against incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.
The newer of the two reports said Barak was informed of the hack last July by Nadav Argaman, head of Israel's intelligence agency Shin Bet, and warned it could be part of a larger attempt to target important Israelis overseas. Reportedly, the breach was not caused by negligence and not sensitive materials were stolen.
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