[Ed. – Russia won’t be the only one. It’s only a matter of time until groups like ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, etc. (as well as other nations, like China and Iran) are doing similar things.]
Targets are soldiers like U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux, who took over as commander of a NATO base in Poland in July. Soon after, he said he returned to his truck from shooting drills to find his personal iPhone had been hacked and reported lost. The hacker was attempting to breach a second layer of password protection through a Russian IP address, he said.
“It had a little Apple map, and in the center of the map was Moscow,” said Col. L’Heureux, stationed not far from a major Russian military base. “It said, ‘Somebody is trying to access your iPhone’.”
Col. L’Heureux, who prepares tactical troop positions to repel a potential Russian invasion, also found he was being physically tracked through his iPhone.
“They were geolocating me, whoever it was,” he said. “I was like, ‘What the heck is this?’”