Kaspersky: Iranian hackers targeted Israeli phones in massive regional attack 

Source: Kaspersky: Iranian hackers targeted Israeli phones in massive regional attack – www.israelhayom.com

Security group says attack involved malicious links being sent in instant messages on Whatsapp and Telegram. Once the Israelis clicked on links, this created a so-called back door that would let the hackers take over the phone and seize the data. 

Iranian hackers have targeted Israelis by compromising their phones through malicious links on WhatsApp and Telegram, Kaspersky Lab said on Tuesday.
The internet security company, known primarily for its anti-virus software, said the attack’s had two stages. The first consisted of the users receiving messages that included a malicious link.
Once the Israelis clicked on that link, this created a so-called back door that would let the hackers take over the phone and seize the data.
The attack was apparently not limited to Israel but also spread across the Middle East.

 

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