Hacker Pose as Attractive Women on Skype and Facebook to Spy on Syrian Rebel

The age-old honey trap proves to still remain effective  as hacker posing as beautiful women stole detailed battle plans from rebel groups when chatting and flirting with the men online on Skype and Facebook. They would trick them into receiving pictures, although displaying a photo it really contained spy programs that were downloaded onto their laptops and smart phones. This gave them access to all of their conversations and computer files, hence providing a real tactical advantage on the battlefield.

 

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It shows social engineering is still a very effective means of gathering covert information.

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