Interview With The Saudi Hacker Who Hacked and Leaked Million Israeli Credit Cards

Why would someone hack into a website and steal million credit cards and later leaks the credit card numbers without even using them? What was the intention, what was the goal?  The Saudi hacker made his political point by doing what is known as biggest credit card hack in the history of hacking.  We got a chance to talk with this 19-year-old Saudi hacker on skype. He calls himself  ”0xOmar”.

For past few days oxOmar has been really a headache for Israelis, Last week on January 3rd, oxOmar hacked into one of the biggest sports website of Israel and leaked a link to a  file containing over 400,000 Israeli credit card numbers. He left an open message for Israelis, he dared them a challenge and said “It will be so fun to see 400,000 Israelis stand in line outside offices and banks of credit card companies to complain that their cards had been stolen”

While the credit card companies didn’t agree with oxOmar’s claim, they said that leak was fake and phony and only 15,000 credit cards numbers were leaked out of which hundreds were maybe working. When oxOmar heard this statement from the company, he couldn’t  let it go and decided to show no mercy this time. He hacked into the site again and leaked another list of 11,000 working credit card numbers. He says that he has got million of working Israeli credit card numbers and he may leak them all if the company didn’t accept the truth.

OxOmar is a normal teenager, but he really hates Israel and I mean really really hates Israel.

Hi Omar.
hi. I’m ready for interview. if you have questions please ask. I have to leave soon.

Why are you doing this?
Israel kills Israeli innocent people, it’s what their government do, it’s their daily business, they do not obey any law, international law, so I want to harm them in ANY way I can

How did you steal so many credit cards?
by hacking at least 80 Israeli shopping sites. It took me about 6 months to find targets and hack them. I used Remote File Inclusion, Local File Inclusion, SQL injection, Arbitrary File Upload, Oracle Padding Attack…

Have you bought anything w/ the credit cards?
ooohhh so so much!!! I’m currently talking with you from a VPS I purchased by Israeli cards. do you want me to buy Skype credits? :)

Pretty sure that would get me into trouble.
yeah :) do you want me to buy a software license?

Well, I don’t want you to buy anything really. Some random Israeli will have to deal with it.
I purchased a game for a person who contacted me via email for example. Modern Warfare 3. I do it daily. I buy ANYTHING I want from internet.

Do you play video games?
yes. why not.

PS3 or Xbox?
XBOX

I’ve also got an Xbox.
that’s good, better than PS3

What’s your gamertag?
it’s my fullname. I can’t say.

What do you hope to get from leaking credit card numbers of normal Israelis? If you want to hurt the government, why not attack government sites?
I attack them also, but hacking a site doesn’t harm really, they can restore site in some hours at max a day. But leaking people data will be in internet and it’s not easy to clean up mess

Would you call what you’re doing hacktivism? Or cyberterrorism?
could be anything, just I want to see Israel suffering

You said in a press release that you have hacked “much more than you can imagine.” What else do you have?
I have entire Israeli population database even dead people. I have documents of Israeli companies who build jammers and military survellance. I have their customers and their emails. There technical documents. Half million more credit cards. And much more

Can you show me any of the unpublished documents as proof?
hmmm prefer to not share now. I’ll leak when media forgot me. I’ll start leaking to re-get media. I’ll publish them one by one. I’ll be in media for at least 2 month

Why do you want to be in the media?
make Israeli people afraid and be in panic. I want to be their horror. Their nightmare

But isn’t there any way you can prove you have this other stuff? Show me something that hasn’t been released yet.
Do you want me to send you 4 Israeli fresh credit cards with all details which is not published?

Sure.
4 CCs has been sent, they work, you can buy with them :).
[He sends an email with 4 credit card details. A quick Google shows two appear to belong to Israeli tech workers. I did not buy anything with them.]

Can you tell me a little about yourself. They say you’re a 19-year-old Saudi
that’s right. Who challenged Mossad to find me.

Do you live at home?
Yes, where should I live? street? hahahaha

I meant with your parents.
yes

Do they have any idea what you’re doing?
approximately, but they are not aware of details, just they know I’m hurting Israel

And what do they think about it?
They like it and support me

You mentioned in your press release that the hacking team you belong to, Group-XP, is Wahhabi.
yes. I support them in digital world. I help them in creating sites and forums.

Which sites?

Do you visit 4chan?
not so much

Do you have a Twitter account?
no. Jewish lobby is good in internet. they close accounts and files in internet fast.

Do you know anything about bronie?
No. What’s that?

Adult men who love the children’s cartoon ‘My Little Pony.’ It’s an internet thing.
hmmm what’s it’s relation to me?

Nothing really. Just was curious if you’d heard of it.
never heard

Have you ever seen the movie Hackers?
no

Wargames?
no

The Matrix?
no

Any movies with hackers in them?
I saw, but don’t remember names

Alright, well I guess those are all the questions I have. Do you have anything else to say?
no for now, thanks

How was this interview compared to the others?
more detailed

It’s true, I have a lot of time on my hand. It’s Friday.
good :)

Do you have plans for the weekend?
not really, will read articles and look for more Israeli servers to own, make ready my last leak :)

Sounds like a blast.
thanks.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.