From the BBC – Israel's military says it has uncovered a scam by Hamas militants to spy on its soldiers by hacking their mobile phones after posing as women on social media.
Members of the Palestinian group found the soldiers online, then tried to strike up a friendship using the fake identities, an officer told reporters.
Dozens of soldiers were persuaded to install an application that controlled their phone cameras and microphones.
However, the officer said Hamas was not able to uncover any major secrets.
Most of the soldiers were low-ranking, he added, and the scammers were interested in information about Israeli army manoeuvres, forces and weaponry around the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. more