ISI use new software to seek information on Indian Army

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  1. sasi

    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    Pakistani intelligence agencies use new software to seek information on Indian Army - The Times of India
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    JAISALMER: Receiving a phone call on your mobile phone from an unknown Indian telephone number and asking for information about the Indian Army, etc can be dangerous - this could be a call from the Pakistani intelligence agency.
    The Pakistan Intelligence Operative Agency (PIOA) associated with Pak intelligence agency ISI has recently uploaded softwarenamed 'fone phreak' on Google and efforts are being made to call the Indian Army, BSF, Indian intelligence agencies and journalists to collect information. Though the calls are made from Pakistan, the number is that of Indian operators. Among the many calls received in the last 20 days, three calls were from Pakistan while the number displayed on the mobile screen was of that of Tata company's call centre in Hyderabad. After such efforts from Pakistan,the Army has alerted its units and directed them notto give out any informationon the phone. Indian security and intelligence agencies and telecommunication department do not have any arrangement to stop this software. Otherwise too, this software can be used by many other peoplejust for fun. Various security and intelligence agencies have expressed concern over this software.
    There has been a sudden increase in incoming calls from unknown numbers on mobile phones. If anyone gets such calls repeatedly then the police should be informed immediately. This software is uploaded in thecomputer which can be downloaded free of cost and can be used for wrongpurposes.
    After downloading this software, one could use it for an hour and make fakecalls. After downloading this software, two boxes are seen; in one box we have to put phone number from which the call has to be made and in the other box, the number has to beput on which the call is to be made. On dialing, the receiver cannot identify your phone number and will only see the number that has been put in the first box.
    This software can be uploaded from many countries including America, Canada, Australia,the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and some others.
    There has been heavy increase in incidents of getting fake calls in India.
    A TOI correspondent too received three calls in November. The caller introduced himself as a journalist from London andwanted details of the Army's exercise and movement in Thar desert.
    For quite some time In the past some time, army, BSF,intelligence agencies, security agencies were also getting fake calls and there has been heavy increase in this. The caller calls himself from Indian army or officer from any other Indian agency and try to get information. The army has directed its jawans to be extra alert inthis regard.
    As this software can be downloaded free of cost, many people such as criminals, eve-teasers andmiscreants can use it to tease girls or create problems for others. If the Centre does not ban this software then any person can misuse this software.
    Defence spokeman S D Goswami said, "Electronic communications do not respect national frontiers. Mobile phone communication provides aneasy tool as part of digital spy war game plan or programmed agenda of Pakistan. We are fully aware of this type of warfare and have preventive measures in place. Our troops are now fully aware of such war through other means. We are keeping an eye on malicious tactics of anti-national elements and educate our rank and file through our awareness programmes. We have comprehensive cyber security instructions and defaulters are dealt with severely. "
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    well fake info has to be supplied in return, like 10 PAD and AAD missile units are comissioned and what to do with so many nukes, or where to send 50 markava 4 with trophy autoloader.
     
  4. Victor Sierra

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    Yes, Yes tomorrow we are sending a missile to Islamabad, to say Hello. But don't tell this to anyone. :D
     
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    This technology is not new. Its just they using it now.
    Many other software exist like this.

    Lets call them.

    Tit for Tat.

    Can anyone get the exact conversation, what kind of info they seek?

    In early June, I got a message on facebook, some lady called Farrah claiming to be Journalist of a British based Media company. She told me that she wants to make Documentary on 26/11 & need help on finding Commandos or Officers who were into the operation. She also asked What & how plans, strategy & intel used during the ops. She told me to mail for further conversation.

    I don't have the exact msg, since I had deactivated my account.

    I just replied her that she needs to seek permission before she can take any further step.

    Then there was another mail after few days, where in one of her lines she said that: Yes, I notice that you need permission at every level in order to speak to anyone involved with the NSG or the Army so I have emailed a few people but the Director General of the NSg is only back from holiday today I believe so getting permission may take a while.

    Her details:

    Farrah Jaufuraully
    Assistant Producer

    World Media Rights

    3 Angel Walk
    London
    W6 9HX
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Does the writer mean to say the caller asks for information?

    TOI writers are retarded.

    (Old joke: Man meets friend after many years.

    Friend: What are you doing now?

    Man: I'm a newspaper reporter, but don't tell my mother. She thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse.)
     
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    @W.G.Ewald

    Don't know about the calls, but I have got e-mail similar to this. I tried to check her ID & found it suspicious. So just ignored her after having 2-3 conversations on mail.
     
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    Saya Sir what happened to you sir, suddenly u got out of range from your network.... 10 PAD and AAD and 50 markava 4 with autoloader.......:rofl: :bounce: :rotflmao:

    There is no need of this just say INDIA is open to attack pakistan and they will pi*s inside their pants......
     
  9. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    It means that we should send such into which will force Pakistan to get bankrupt. Let them spend all money on defence and become Garib. Defence has not much economic utility (exception being America).
     
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    Yes Saya sir i agree with you and I am saying that just saying that India is going to attack pakistan is more than enough for them........
     
  11. W.G.Ewald

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    I don't question that the activity occurs, just the TOI reporting.
     
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  12. Defenceindia2010

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    Being a software services exporting nation, we cannot take care of this. ''GREAT'':confused:
     
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    Why do we need to take care of this? If Pakistan wants to employ such unreliable means of Intel gathering then by all means, we should bombard them with fake intel.
     

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