JERUSALEM, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Severe security breaches were discovered in websites of three of Israel's largest companies, Hebrew-language financial newspaper Calcalist reported Sunday.
Israeli security company CyberInt detected serious breaches in websites of the state's largest cell phone company "Cellcom," as well as largest food-category companies "Coca-Cola Israel" and "Tnuva".
The companies have corrected the problems, from which companies including Apple, Google and Amazon have also suffered recently, and were detected by CyberInt as well.
CyberInt's experts have identified inactive subdomains of these Israeli companies, available for reactivation and cybercrime takeover and information theft. These domains have been associated with old advertising pages and campaigns.
Such flaws allow hackers to easily impersonate brand operators and entice surfers to pass on personal information, credit card numbers, and more.
The stolen details are sold to information merchants and marketing companies, or transferred to criminals who use them for stealing money, extortion and more.