Facebook post stops Israeli raid

A raid was planned by Israeli military officials on a West Bank village, but had to be called off as one of their combat soldiers decided to go on his Facebook profile and post details of the plan. The Register said that this is according to recent news reports.

The solider who has not been named for obvious reasons posted time and location details of the raid, it was not until fellow soldiers reported this to their superiors that the planned raid was called off.

Security researchers have been warning us for some time now that posting information and pictures on social networking sites can be obtained by undesirable individuals. This is what you would call ‘social penetration’.

The Israeli military is taking this seriously and have been warning soldiers to be very careful about who they think their Facebook friends are.