Researcher Reports a Surge in Social Media Use By Subversive Groups

By Carlton Purvis

An Israeli Defense Force intelligence report mentioned in Weimann’s report expressed concerns about terrorist use of Twitter to monitor military movements, allowing attackers to organize more precise ambushes. The report also warned that operatives could hack the social media accounts of soldiers to communicate with other soldiers to obtain sensitive information.

Many governments are warning military personnel to be careful what kind of information they put online and to delete things like names of family members and birth dates altogether.

Read Weimann’s full report by clicking below.

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