Hamas Uses Fake Instagram Accounts of Women to Lure IDF Soldiers

Breitbart | 8/15/2018 | Staff
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TEL AVIV – The Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas is using fake Instagram accounts of beautiful women to lure IDF soldiers into giving up intelligence in the latest honeytrap tactic in what is known as “Operation Broken Heart,” the IDF said.

“This is a network in which the culture of sharing is paramount and where everything revolves around pictures and ‘see me,’” Lt.-Col. A., the head of information security policies at the IDF’s Information Security Department, told the Jerusalem Post.

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He added, “popularity and the need to follow back increases the risk” of soldiers rising to the bait. He warned soldiers to follow military guidelines and not respond to unknown messages on their Instagram accounts.

“We want to make it clear to the soldiers that even if Hamas adds additional applications and infiltrates additional platforms, once we identify them, they will not catch up with us,” said Lt.-Col. A.

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Over the past year, the IDF uncovered Hamas networks attempting to entrap soldiers using a variety of social media apps. Since 2008, hundreds of reports have emerged of soldiers being enticed by unknown persons, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office said. Dozens of Facebook accounts...
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