Hamas Accused of Hacking Israeli Army Smartphone with World Cup Application

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atynews.com – An Israeli official says Hamas militants have tried to hack Israeli soldiers’ smartphones through a world cup app.

Quoted from the AFP on Friday (6/7/2018), the Israeli military through his spokesman also confirmed this statement.

In the world cup app, They offer a stream of World Cup matches. The goal is to access the location and modify the phone into a hearing aid for them from the Israeli soldiers.

Luckily, the Israeli Spokesman said, they quickly stopped it and it did not happen.

“No hacking happened, because we stopped it on time,” he said.

He also said, Two dating applications are also made for the same thing for the Israeli military.

The “hacker” attack on Israeli army phones is not the first time. January 2017 Israeli military reported, dozens of mobile phone soldiers hacked by members of the militant group Hamas disguised as a beautiful young woman in the virtual world.

These apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store. Google said they realized that the potential security risks posed by applications are increasing.