NATO Soldiers’ Smart-Phones Victims of Hacks
NATO soldiers stationed in countries of Eastern Europe are facing a tough time guarding their smart-phones from sneaky hacks. According to a Wall Street Journal report, there has been yet again series of account and mobile phone compromises targeted at U.S troops deployed at the said region. The attacks are being waged through Facebook, iCloud as well as individual devices. The greater number of them isn't especially refined, however, enough for divulging traces of troop movements as well as other sensitive details.
Hitherto, the assaults have targeted as many as 4,000 soldiers stationed close to Russia's border in Eastern Europe. The scenario indicates the attacks have geopolitical motives. The Wall Street Journal reports that 6 or more soldiers have encountered infiltration into their devices either through Facebook account compromise or via a fake request of "Find my iPhone" or through some other trick. One more kind of attack apparently involved some Stingray-like phone digging at contact details as well as erasing content of phones in the vicinity.
A phone owner targeted heard being said that somebody was attempting at reaching his iPhone Apple A/C. He also found a map on his screen depicting that somebody's location. The location is Moscow. But with dual-factor validation in L'Heureux that demands an extra code by its users to access the smart-phone, it failed the hacker acquire admission into the particular device. Understandably, the iPad of L'Heureux too was targeted.
It is reported that on October 3, some 800 troops belonging to the Second Cavalry Regiment of U.S Army who were countering potential cyber attacks originating from Russia concluded one drill spanning 3 days inside northeast Poland, precisely 35 miles off Baltic Sea to the south inside its Kaliningrad enclave near Russia. At this place are deployed Russia's nuclear-capable missiles. Pbs.org posted this, October 4, 2017.
The low-grade digital assaults allegedly by Russia had overwhelmed earlier also, like in 2017, an onslaught of Tweets laced with malware and linked to Russia were sent to over 10,000 personnel belonging to Department of Defense, thus letting hackers compromise any device which clicked on the embedded web-link.
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