Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Hamas 'honey trap' dupes Israeli soldiers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Gulf Times - 11/01/2017
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, an Israeli military official said on Wednesday.
Using fake profiles on Facebook with alluring photos, Hamas members contacted the soldiers via groups on the social network, luring them into long chats, the official told journalists on condition of anonymity.
Dozens of the predominantly lower-ranked soldiers were convinced enough by the honey trap to download fake applications which enabled Hamas to take control of their phones, according to the official.
The official however did not say how the army determined that those behind the scheme were from Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip.
Hamas officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
"The enemy knows the language of young people and installed viruses that can control the telephones of dozens of sdiers," the official said.

The actual damage done to the army was limited and the virus has been dealt with, the official added, but the army has decided to raise the issue publicly to warn soldiers of the potential dangers of social networks.
"The existing potential threat can turn into a real threat to the security of Israel," the source said.
"We will disseminate and denounce the false profiles of Hamas, impose stricter rules for soldiers who are on social networks and train military personnel to react to attacks before it is too late."
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008.
While the border between Israel and Gaza is relatively quiet currently, the two sides remain enemies and technology has previously played a role in the conflict.
In March last year a Palestinian from Gaza was charged with hacking into Israeli military drones.


 


Gulf Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 26 2017 -  Ronaldo takes Portugal tally to 70 in Hungary strollThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier ...

 Mar 27 2017 - Conflicts and protracted crises hamper progress made to end hunger in the Near East and North AfricaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) ROME, Italy, March 27, 2017/APO/ -- Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the ...

 Mar 27 2017 - Emaar Malls Said to Bid for Dubai's Souq.com to Challenge AmazonThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Emaar Malls PJSC, the shopping-center unit of Dubai's largest publicly-traded property developer, bid for online retailer Souq.com in a challenge to an offer made by ...

 Mar 27 2017 - 41 PKK terrorists killed in Turkey, northern IraqThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) ANKARA/TUNCELI, Turkey: A total of 41 PKK terrorists were killed in separate operations in Turkey and northern Iraq, according to official sources on Sunday. At least ...

 Mar 27 2017 - At least 16 civilians killed in IS attack on MosulThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) NINEVEH, Iraq: At least 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 43 others injured in a Islamic State rocket attack in the newly-liberated eastern side ...

 Mar 27 2017 - Alert for mobile radars on Qatar roads (Monday, March 27)The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ever since mobile radars have been placed at various locations, the number of violations caught across the country has gone up. It is best to drive carefully and under ...

 Mar 26 2017 - PRESS RELEASE- Region's financial leaders meet to discuss how to survive coming tech revolutionMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Leading bankers, FinTech experts, regulators and financial industry representatives from the Middle East and Africa will gather in Manama this week to discuss the latest ...

 Mar 26 2017 - Reebok Les Mills invites you to witness a live workout demonstration at Stadium, Yas MallMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Enjoy 20% discount on select Reebok products for a limited time period only Abu Dhabi, UAE; 26 March, 2017: Head to Stadium at Yas Island on Friday 31st March for a free Les ...

 Mar 26 2017 - L'Occitane introduces Terre De LumiereMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Timeless light With every new chapter comes a new beginning. This time, L'OCCITANE went back to the very source of the beauty of Provence. It wanted to find the force that ...

 Mar 27 2017 - Royal Air Maroc Joins Arab Airlines in Poking Fun at Electronics BanMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Toronto – With the in-flight electronics ban taking effect Saturday, the Arab airlines affected decided to fight back with humour against the widely-disputed US and UK ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help