Pro-ISIS Outlet Warns Supporters Against Google Play Store App Hoopoe, Claims It Reveals Identifiable User Information

February 4, 2021

On February 2, 2021, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet published a poster on Telegram warning its followers that a malicious Google Play Store app is being used to lure them and compromise their personal information. The poster with the warning was released in English and Arabic, highlighted the risks of the encrypted messaging app Hoopoe, saying it may jeopardize their safety, as it is designed to collect their "identifiable information" and pass it on to intelligence services affiliated with ISIS's opponents.

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