Israeli Assassins Used Trojan Horse to Track Hamas Leader
According to investigative reporter Ronen Bergman, the assassins were able to conduct surveillance on Al-Mabhouh, thanks to a Trojan horse they had planted on his computer. The spyware allowed them to read their target's e-mails, access his hard drive, and determine his location. The Trojan horse tactic, as Sophos points out, is not new to Mossad agents. In 2006, a Syrian official reportedly left his laptop unattended in his hotel room, where Israeli operatives planted malware on it. The data gathered from the computer is believed to have led to a subsequent air raid on a Syrian nuclear facility.
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