Hacking of British Surgeon May Have Led to Air Strike
British surgeon David Nott recently revealed to the BBC that hackers may have compromised his computer and gotten information that led to the bombing of an Aleppo hospital.
Nott had reportedly helped his colleagues in Syria via Skype and WhatsApp on one occasion which was broadcasted in 2016. The hospital where his colleagues worked at was hit by a bunker buster bomb weeks later.
However, cybersecurity researcher Graham Cluely said that while Nott’s theory may be plausible, he thinks it is more likely that the phone of the doctors in Syria had been infected. Matthew Hickey from Hacker House additionally said that a nation-state hacker may have been able to get into a Syrian carrier network to obtain the coordinates of the hospital.