Hamas hackers have targeted Israeli soldiers’ phones with fake social media profiles, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
On Sunday, the IDF tweeted that the Palestinian terror group created fake profiles in an attempt to hack the phones of Israeli soldiers.
“What Hamas didn’t know was that Israeli intelligence caught onto their plot, tracked the malware & downed Hamas’ hacking system,” it added, with the hashtag #CatfishCaught.
“Catfishing” is the creation of fake identities on social media to deceive people.
Citing the Israeli military, the Times of Israel reports that IDF and Israel’s Shin Bet security service joined forces to foil the hacking attempt. Israeli forces took down the Hamas servers used in the attempt this weekend, it said.
Operation Rebound, which foiled another Hamas attempt to catfish (using false profiles online to deceive) Israeli soldiers using pictures of women to lure them into downloading viruses onto their phones.
The hacking attempt was the third Hamas effort to “catfish” Israel soldiers in recent years, according to the Times of Israel.
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