Islamic State warns its members about fake Android apps that can spy on them

Opponents fighting the Islamic State (Isil) have stepped up their attempts to foil the group by creating fake versions of its apps and tricking members into downloading them, according to an intelligence researcher.

Worried that the apps could dupe followers into revealing information about themselves and their location, IS released a message urging its members verify the creator before downloading IS-related apps.

“Warning: dubious sources published a fake version of the Amaq Agency Android app, aimed at breaching security and spying,” read the warning from IS, found by Rita Katz, director and co-founder of the Site Intelligence Group.