TEL AVIV, KOMPAS.TV – Israel has charged Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s domestic assistant with espionage charges.
The man is reported to have been a spy for hacker reportedly related to Iran, Black Shadow.
Gantz’s domestic helper, identified as Omri Goren, reportedly has a criminal record.
However, she was able to work at Gantz’s house as a cleaner and housekeeper.
Quoted from The Guardian, Thursday (11/18/2021), his arrest raises questions regarding background checks on people who have access to the Israeli leader.
The Shin Beit Security Agency, which announced the arrests, said it was currently reviewing its investigation procedures.
According to the security agency and in his indictment, Goren reportedly saw from Israeli media about the hacking group Black Shadow.
He spotted the group and used the Telegram app to contact one of his agents and introduce himself as someone who worked for Gantz.
Goren demonstrated his access to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, by sending him various photos of many items in Gantz’s home, including his computer.