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Hamas hacks Israeli soldier’s phones by using seductive pictures


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

18th Feb, 2020. 07:47 pm
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Israeli Soldiers young females

The Military of Israel said on Sunday that Hamas created fake social media profiles, using photos including this one, in an attempt to hack the phones of IDF soldiers by using seductive pictures of young females.

According to Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, It is the third such attempt in recent years by Hamas to infiltrate Israeli soldiers’ phones, but was the most sophisticated yet.

“We see that they’re of course learning and upping their game,” he said.

The hackers had masqueraded as young women with imperfect Hebrew, claiming to be immigrants or to have visual or hearing impairments, in order to appear convincing, Col Conricus said.

Israel Defense Forces said on Twitter, “Hamas created fake social media profiles, using photos including this one, in an attempt to hack the phones of IDF soldiers. What Hamas didn’t know was that Israeli intelligence caught onto their plot, tracked the malware & downed Hamas’ hacking system.”

According to the sources, The issue of Hamas posing as attractive girls on Facebook as a ruse to hacking the phones of soldiers in the IDF has exposed only a small part of the work that the IDF Information Security Unit does. The unit has been busy dealing with various operational challenges and information sharing over the past several years, changing with the circumstances.

The Information Security Unit is working to prevent further leaks, specifically of classified information from soldiers who hold high security clearances, and is working to keep soldiers from taking pictures of IDF bases, both to keep them from putting them up on Facebook, and also in case their phones get hacked.

 

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