Catfishing of Israeli soldiers
Date of report
  • February 2020
The Hamas-associated threat actor APT-C-23 targeted Israeli soldiers by pretending to be women looking for romantic partners. Duped soldiers were then enticed to download apps that contained spyware onto their phones.
Suspected victims
  • Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers
Suspected state sponsor
  • Palestine, State of
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Military
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response