David Barnea, the head of Israel’s Mossad spy organization, had his personal photographs and medical information exposed on Sunday by a group of hackers with Iranian ties.
Blood tests, physicals, and even a picture of Barnea from the Tel Aviv 2016 Judo Championship are among the documents that were obtained and uploaded to the group’s Telegram channel. The same hackers last week leaked what seemed to be a snapshot from a dental checkup.
The same Telegram account shared more reportedly personal documents belonging to the Mossad director earlier in March. Israel claimed that these old documents were taken from Barnea’s wife’s phone.
David Barnea is scheduled to travel to the United States on Monday where he is scheduled to meet with senior White House officials, as well as with the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, the State Department as well as other agencies.
The Mossad head’s trip to the United States will focus on tightening security and intelligence coordination with the Americans around the Iranian nuclear issue and amid reports that a potential return to the 2015 nuclear agreement is moving farther away.
Source: Yedioth Ahronoth & i24