Nobody expected Israel to take lightly the leaking of thousands of its citizens' credit card details by a Saudi hacker. But now Israel says the 19-year-old hacker who lives with his parents is a dangerous terrorist. And we all know what Israel does to people it deems terrorists.
The hacker, 0XOmar, published more than 15,000 credit card details he stole from Israeli shopping sites last week. "Israel kills Israeli innocent people," Omar told us in an interview. "They do not obey any law… so I want to harm them in ANY way I can."
0XOmar may want to use some of those stolen credit cards to hire a food-taster. His attack is "a breach of sovereignty comparable to a terrorist operation, and must be treated as such," Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in a speech on Saturday, according to Reuters.
"Israel has active capabilities for striking at those who are trying to harm it, and no agency or hacker will be immune from retaliatory action." He's not talking about secretly deleting experience points from Omar's World of Warcraft character.
A commentator on Ynet, Israel's most popular news site, argued the hack was "no different than missile strikes and should be addressed similarly."
Yes, because shooting a missile at someone and killing them is exactly the same as leaking their credit card data and temporarily inconveniencing them, and taking out a shit-eating script kiddie is essential to Israeli sovereignty. It's only a few more dumb leaps in logic to blowing up anti-Israel YouTube trolls.
Omar is currently on Skype but not responding, so it's possible Mossad agents already got him with an explosive Xbox controller.