Hamas apps target phones, Israel says

Heartbroken over Hamas IDF intel uncovers more Hamas honeypots

A new Military Intelligence operation dubbed "HeartBreaker" was launched in March to uncover the cell behind the suspicious online actions targeting IDF soldiers.

About 100 soldiers were duped into doing downloading the spyware, the IDF said, though it insisted no damage had been done to Israeli security.

Israel's military accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday of trying to hack the mobile phones of Israeli soldiers through a malicious World Cup score-tracking app and two bogus dating apps. Hamas also created bogus profiles with the stolen identities of young women, asking to chat on WhatsApp and interact with soldiers and later requesting them to download their Trojan Horse apps on Google Play Store. Intelligence officers said those running the fake accounts were not necessarily based in Gaza, the coastal enclave controlled by Hamas.

Once the bogus app was installed, it gained control of the phone, including the ability to share the owner's location and contact list, as well as function as a listening device and video camera. Hamas would also be able to record conversations using the phone's microphone.

However, it conceded that many soldiers had downloaded the apps.

Hundreds of IDF troops have been contacted by alleged fake profiles on social networking sites in what the military is dubbing Operation Broken Heart. IDF and Shin Bet, one of the primary components of Israel's intelligence community that is also known as the Israel Security Agency or ISA, launched a joint endeavor called Operation Hunter's Network previous year.

Protesters sing and chant outside of President Trump rally in Great Falls
At a previous rally in Minnesota , Trump mocked a protestor who had long hair. A Waters spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

White House says it doesn’t recognize Russian annexation of Crimea
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow and Washington had agreed that he would meet U.S. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during the daily White House briefing on July 2.

Charting the US-China trade battle
The president said USA tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks. Beijing has pledged to retaliate with equal tariffs on $34 billion in USA goods.

Earlier detection by the IDF blocked an attempt by Hamas's cyber terrorists to lure IDF soldiers into revealing sensitive information.

Hamas militants tried to get Israeli soldiers to download fake dating apps in an attempt to hack secure information, according to military officials. All applications had between 400 to 500 downloads before being removed from the Google App store.

One of the apps, "Golden Cup", was set up last month as the World Cup soccer championship kicked off in Russian Federation, the Israeli officers said. If the soldier opens the link, a warning pops up, and they have to meet their commanding officers to debrief on online security.

Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought several wars with Israel, declined comment.

"Not long after the first attacker approached us, we'd already begun receiving dozens of reports from soldiers about suspicious figures and apps on social networks", said Colonel A., the Head of the Information Security Department.

Related:

  • Your smartphone could be recording your screen, claims study

    Your smartphone could be recording your screen, claims study

    Howevever, the study explicitly noted its limitations and doesn't definitively state that phones never record its users. Users should also read through privacy policies as often as they can for sneaky statements about what data is gathered.
    Woman calls police on black representative canvassing her own district

    Woman calls police on black representative canvassing her own district

    She said it was the first time someone had reported her to the police in the 70,000 homes she's visited in her years canvassing. Bynum said in her Facebook post that the deputy, whom she referred to as Officer Campbell, "responded professionally".
    Polish Wikipedia blacks out in protest against European Union  copyright rules

    Polish Wikipedia blacks out in protest against European Union copyright rules

    Before the vote, Voss addressed MEPs and urged them to vote in favour of proceeding with negotiations. But the war is far from over. "I ask for a proper balance to be reached in this regard".
  • Japanese doomsday cult leader Chizuo Matsumoto EXECUTED

    Japanese doomsday cult leader Chizuo Matsumoto EXECUTED

    Asahara guided the attack, according to testimony by his right-hand man, Yoshihiro Inoue, who also was executed on Friday. Asahara, who founded Aum in 1987, said that the United States would attack Japan and turn it into a nuclear wasteland.
    Fabinho reveals why he didn't sign for Manchester United

    Fabinho reveals why he didn't sign for Manchester United

    He added: 'As soon as Liverpool declared their interest in signing me, it was a simple decision to make. I think Saturday will not be possible for him".
    Pompeo Heads Back to North Korea

    Pompeo Heads Back to North Korea

    Reuters on Wednesday said Trump appears to have "shelved an "all or nothing" approach to North Korean denuclearization". Pompeo also made a secret trip there in April while still director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Israel tells Khan Al-Ahmar Palestinians leave by Friday

    Israel tells Khan Al-Ahmar Palestinians leave by Friday

    The village had been built without an Israeli permit, but Palestinians say they are impossible to obtain. Israel authorities say they have offered villagers an alternative site.
    U.S.  using DNA to reunite children with migrant parents

    U.S. using DNA to reunite children with migrant parents

    The official also would not speak about the question of whether children can consent to having their DNA collected. The Trump Administration is now seeking the legal authority to detain kids with their parents indefinitely.
    Boeing, Embraer deal creates $4.75 billion aircraft venture

    Boeing, Embraer deal creates $4.75 billion aircraft venture

    Last year Airbus acquired a stake in Bombardier , the Canadian plane maker, which is building a C-Series jet in this market. The Brazilian company will also benefit from Boeing's global sales and support network, he said.
  • Japan hangs doomsday cult members who attacked subway with sarin

    Japan hangs doomsday cult members who attacked subway with sarin

    Thirteen people died in the attack, while more than 6,000 were sickened with symptoms that included being blinded or paralyzed. A Japanese government spokesman confirmed Asahara's death and said six other members of Aum Shinrikyo had also been executed.
    Underwater camera added to search for trio missing near B.C. waterfall

    Underwater camera added to search for trio missing near B.C. waterfall

    In recent years, he also worked as an instructor in a business that aims to teach people how to build a popular account on Instagram .

    The Essentials of Being an Eco-Friendly Hotel

    Conserve Energy Lights, water heaters, and air conditioning units, among other things, consume the most electricity in hotels. Through these actions, the hotel can build a better name by showing its clients how it values environmental sustainability.

Comments

Latest news

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader
The cult went underground after the 1995 attack, but did not disappear, eventually renaming itself Aleph or Hikari no Wa. The former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) doomsday cult and several of its members were executed on Friday.

Grammy Award Winner, Singer Chris Brown Arrested In Florida After Performing Concert
In April 2017, the Tampa Bay Times reported a photographer told police that Brown punched him inside Aja Channelside in Tampa. He's now in the middle of his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour , which is scheduled to continue through early August.

‘House of Cards’ has a July 4th message from the new president
The makers of Netflix series House of Cards recently unveiled a teaser on the occasion of U.S. The official " House of Cards " Twitter account shared a video with Wright as Underwood.

Turnbull won't intervene in Nauru ABC ban
Canberra's Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery described Nauru's decision as an "outrageous restriction on press freedom ". There have been calls for other media organisations to boycott the Forum in response to the ban.

Paul George Catches Heat Over Explanation for Not Joining the Lakers
The Thunder may miss his scoring occasionally, but Carmelo's departure wouldn't stop OKC from being a playoff team. In his first season with the Thunder, Felton averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists, and 16.6 minutes in 82 games.

Federation Internationale de Football Association hits back at Diego Maradona's moan that Colombia were 'robbed'
The team that can handle their feelings best will have an advantage". "When Sweden wins, let's see what David Beckham tells me". Ibrahimovic, the nation's top scorer, has been a vocal supporter of Sweden's squad during his time with the Galaxy.

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits
Trump also plans to discuss Russia's actions in Ukraine and a possible resolution of the conflict in Syria, the official said. Putin will meet July 15 in Helsinki , Finland.

Women Connected To Mother Teresa's Charity Accused Of Trafficking Babies
Mother Teresa was a missionary nun who became a global symbol of compassion but she was also a controversial and divisive figure. Meanwhile, an FIR has been lodged against the Missionaries of Charity for being involved in human trafficking by the CWC.

Dawn Sturgess: Novichok poison couple in Salisbury were 'turning lives around'
Ms Sturgess's mother Caroline visited her in the intensive care unit of the city's hospital and said she was "in a bad way". They are both now receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital.

Georgia QB Jake Fromm suffers broken hand in 'freak' accident
Fromm also made news this summer when he made an unexpected trip to the emergency room to have a fish hook removed from his leg. The rope that was holding up his friend snapped and smacked Fromm in the hand causing it to break.

Facebook censors America's Declaration of Independence for 'hate speech'
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to SBS News the post was removed in error and has now since been restored. The phrase "Indian Savages" is absolutely not acceptable.

JK Rowling can't stop laughing at Trump
Trump's tweet also boasted about his " many best selling books" to his name and his writing ability. The president pushed back against that claim, saying Schwartz was only a co-author.

Scores dead or missing in Indonesia ferry accident
The national search and rescue agency said the boat that ran into trouble near Sulawesi had been carrying 164 passengers and crew. It was unclear if any passengers are still missing.

How Home-based Business Can Benefit from Coworking Spaces
More so, it can encourage productivity by being able to lessen boredom since you will be surrounded by people you can talk to. It Fits the Bill According to statistics, self-employment is on the rise, increasing by as much as 40% in the U.S . by 2020.

Money Saving Tips for Business Owners
JJBender.com is a trustworthy and reputable source of used office equipment that offers a wide variety of products. And in today’s economy, every small business owner is looking for ways to save money and reduce expenses.

Other news