Pakistan: ISI targeting defence personnel on social media Army asks officers to change WhatsApp settings: The Indian Army has warned its officials that Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is trying to gather information about the security forces on social media. Recently, the ISI had added an army officer to Pakistan’s suspected WhatsApp group. After this, the army has instructed the officers to change the WhatsApp settings.
According to the Army’s letter issued on November 11, Pakistan’s suspicious phone number +9230332569307 had added an army officer to the WhatsApp group. The officer took a screenshot of him before leaving the group, introducing intelligence. This situation could have been avoided if unauthorized or unwanted groups were banned in the officer’s WhatsApp settings.
Family spying attempts
The army said that the incident was clear that people of the Pakistani intelligence agency were targeting military officers. In the past, incidents of gathering information about the family of security forces through chatting platforms like WhatsApp have been revealed. Military officers and their families should change their WhatsApp chat number settings to limit their access to only those on the contact list.
The army advisory said that ISI spies chat with soldiers and officers to gain intelligence and sensitive information. Recently, two army personnel were honey-traped by Pakistani spies through social media. There have been many such cases in the last few years, even when senior army officers were caught by these spies.