Pakistan is enquire impertinently on Indian military personnel and accessing even crucial information on counter terrorism operations using a spyware. Pakistani agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is using a malicious software to tap smartphones of military personnel, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed.
Even the personal computers of the soldiers are infected with the spyware app SmeshAPP which is easily available on Google playstores. Once installed, the app steals all stored information, tracking all his movements, his phone calls, text messages and even photographs. Virtually, the mobile phone and the Facebook account start acting acting as a data base.
The investigation showed, that using this method, Pakistan handlers were even getting crucial information on the movement of armed forces following the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in January 2016.
The soldiers are lured through Facebook accounts by honeytraps set by ISI. It is learnt that more than 10 such fake FB profiles are now being used and that dozens of Indian military personnel are now unknowingly in touch with Pakistani handlers.
The three services of the armed forces - Army, Navy and Air Force - apart from the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) are so targeted. The handlers identify 'soft'targets before trying to lure them. While field-level officers are the prime targets, even retired personnel are not spared.