The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) says hackers have been able to steal sensitive information about its fleet of stealthy F-35 fighter jets after successfully infiltrating an airwoman’s dating account.
“Within the last week a serving member of the RAF had their online dating profile hacked. It subsequently transpired that the perpetrator then attempted to befriend another serving member of the RAF to apparently elicit comment and detail on F-35,” according to an internal RAF memo viewed by the UK’s Daily Mail.
When asked for comment, RAF officials confirmed to the outlet that the perpetrators used the Tindr account to befriend another member of the air force and obtain “some information” about the fifth-generation warplane.
Daily Mail said the so-called “honeytrap” attack had raised the alarms among RAF commanders, prompting them to warn the personnel about similar attacks in future.
“This incident serves to highlight the risk of…