Monday, March 30, 2009

Warning: Fake Facebook Profile Put Up For Itamar Ben-G'vir

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This morning I was informed that the Facebook profile of Itamar Ben-G'vir, activist and advisor to freshman MK Micha'el Ben-Ari, is a fake.

At 10:00 PM tonight, I confirmed this with a mutual friend who spoke with Itamar personally. Itamar had absolutely no clue what he talking about. This mutual friend of ours also confirmed that the e-mail address listed on this fake profile, itamarbg123@gmail.com, also does not belong to Itamar.

Be warned that this kind of "social engineering" can happen to anyone.

How much information has this person already harvested?

As of now, the status on this profile reads...

חושב על גימיק חדש

"Thinking of a new gimmick."

Our theory is that it was set up by a disgruntled activist, as opposed to the "powers that be," but you never know.

It is believed that the Shabba"k (General Security Service) and IDF monitor Facebook to some degree.

1 comment:

muse said...

No surprise!
Anyone can claim to be anyone online. I found another dangerous security problem. I'll blog about it, bli neder, after my husband puts in an official complaint.

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