Troops in Europe are wrapping their phones in condoms to thwart Russian hackers

Russia has been hacking the cellphones of NATO soldiers stationed near its border “to gain operational information, gauge troop strength and intimidate soldiers,” according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited US and Western officials.

Moscow has denied the accusations, but Western officials told The Journal that the level of technology used indicates state-sponsored operations.

The incidents began in January at Estonia’s Tapa military base when Estonian soldiers noticed their contacts were disappearing from their phones and music that they had never downloaded would start playing, The Journal reported.

Source: Troops in Europe are wrapping their phones in condoms to thwart Russian hackers

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