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Israel Blames Hamas for Hacking Mobile Phones of the Formers Soldiers

The military of Israel blamed Hamas the Islamist collective of Palestine on July 3 alleging it attempted at infiltrating Israeli soldiers' mobile phones with the aid of a malware tainted app to supposedly track World Cup scores along with 2 other fake dating applications.

However, when asked to comment, Hamas that reigns over the Gaza Strip as well as conducted a number of battles with Israel; restrained from saying anything. Meanwhile according to two security officials of Israeli military, all the three applications are for Android created for contaminating the mobile phones of the troops with malicious program that steals data while activates microphones and cameras so that live spying could be done. The applications are no longer on Google Play Store.

The military explaining the counter efforts it made through "Operation Broken Heart" said the apps could do no damage since officials halted them within time. The alleged assault resembles a particular one which Israel's military reported during January 2017, the time Hamas militants hacked many soldiers' cell-phones via the disguise of good looking young women.

To communicate with the soldiers, fake Facebook accounts were created that were of young women whose identities were used after stealing them. These women supposedly invited the soldiers for chatting sessions on WhatsApp. Subsequently, links for accessing the applications were dispatched to the would-be victims. Although the applications had been stored on Play but removed since realized to be fake, a few soldiers had indeed taken them down. As per the 'military,' near about 100 soldiers loaded 1 app-or-more onto their phones. Theguardian.com posted this, July 3, 2018.

One fresh awareness program has been started for safeguarding the military's secrets. In that the IDF would dispatch its own phony missives asking the soldiers for pursuing a web-link. In case any soldier opens it, an alert window would appear while thereafter he'll have to give a briefing about online security to his commanding officer.

Google has removed the apps from its Play Store, while said that the company's knowledge about the probable security dangers, which applications posed, had grown, particularly after knowing the earlier hacking attempts the army encountered.

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