Hamas deceives the Israeli soldiers fake Dating app

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2018-07-04 21:45:05

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Hamas deceives the Israeli soldiers fake Dating app

The Israeli Armed forces said that the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has created a number of fake Android applications, which are designed to collect data from smartphones. Group tries to force Israeli soldiers to install these applications and obtain sensitive information.

Hamas and creates fake accounts in social networks, which are used to communicate with Israeli soldiers. Often under the guise of young girls members of the group in correspondence with the soldiers and offer them to install a Dating app GlanceLove. Another fake app is called the Golden Cup. It displays the results of sporting events.

After installing the application on the smartphone it launches and starts collecting information on the smartphone from his memory as well as camera and microphone. This information it passes to Hamas.

Such actions by the Israeli armed forces discovered in the last year. Then was introduced more stringent rules on the use of employees social networks. In addition, it opened a hot line for soldiers concerned about possible hacking attempts.

This year, Israel was forced to update its policy regarding the use of social networks by military personnel. For soldiers conducting training, helping them to identify attempts to collect sensitive information.

According to head of information security Department of Israel, safety is not affected, and most of the soldiers were able to recognize malicious actions and report them to management. This allowed us to identify a Hamas cell, which is mandated to use social media to cheat the soldiers and gather information.

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