Trojan horse helped assassins track Hamas victim

Many of you will probably remember the CCTV footage of alleged assassins, dressed in disguises of tennis gear, and carrying racquets, as they strolled through a luxury hotel when it was shown early last year.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas official, was murdered at Dubai’s al-Bustan Rotana hotel by a professional assassination team of 11 people.

The news of the killing made headlines around the world, including in Britain where there was a diplomatic scuffle when it was revealed that the suspects had apparently used cloned British passports to disguise their true identities.

Many people pointed the finger of suspicion at Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency.

Now, a new report by investigative reporter Ronen Bergman…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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