Report: Russia’s hacking NATO soldiers’ smartphones – Axios

Western military and government officials of NATO’s member countries said Russia has been hacking into soldiers’ personal smartphones in an effort to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength and intimidate soldiers,” reports the WSJ. Russian officials denied any such operation.

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Why it matters: Compromised cellphones of NATO soldiers could be exploited in several ways to Moscow’s advantage. Russia could gain access to sensitive military information, as well as impact how NATO responds to Russian military actions, such as by sending out fake instructions to NATO troops.

Report: Russia’s hacking NATO soldiers’ smartphones – Axios