New Delhi: Indian security forces are being spied by Pakistan's snooping agency ISI using malware through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, mpjunkie, vdjunky, talking frog, the government said in Parliament on Wednesday.
Not only this Pakistan's spy agency was making efforts to trap ex-servicemen in the garb of providing job opportunities and financial aid for spying informed Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, responding to a question in Lok Sabha,
"There are reports that Pakistani 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 sensitised about Pakistan's 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 cyber attacks which includes sanitisation 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," Mr Chaudhary said.
With PTI Inputs