ISI using 'mobile apps' to spy on Indian security forces: Govt
New Delhi, May 3: In a shocking revelation, Centre on Tuesday said that Pakistan intelligence agencies ISI is spying on Indian security forces.
Government informed Parliament that Pakistan's spy agency is snooping on armed forces using malwares through various mobile applications such as Top Gun and talking frog. Malwares reportedly damage the system in the mobile apps.
This shocking info was revealed by Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary while replying to a question in Lok Sabha. Chaudhary said that ISI was trying to to trap ex-servicemen in the garb of providing job opportunities and financial aid for spying.
"There are reports that Pakistan intelligence agencies are spying on Indian security forces by sending malwares in mobile apps such as Top Gun (game app), mpjunkie (music app), vdjunkey (video app), talking frog (entertainment app)," the minister said.
He said during the period 2013-16, seven ex-servicemen were arrested/detected for espionage activities for the ISI.
"The Indian security forces have been sensitized about Pakistan ISI using dubious applications on smartphones," he said.
"Besides, the government has circulated Computer Security Policy and Guidelines to all the ministries/departments on taking steps to prevent, detect and mitigate cyberattacks which includes sanitization of staff and officers, installations of CCTV and biometric for electronic surveillance with well defined crisis management plan for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism for implementation," Chaudhary said.
(With inputs from PTI)