Spying Yemeni Style: Houthi Rebels Use WhatsApp Messenger as War Tool?

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It has been reported that WhatsApp has been the mobile messenger of choice for resistance fighters since at least 2013.
Houthi rebels in Yemen may be using the mobile messenger WhatsApp to spy on southern resistance soldiers.

It has been reported that WhatsApp has been the mobile messenger of choice for resistance fighters since at least 2013, when the Syrian rebels turned to the app to communicate during the Syrian civil war.
“It’s cheap, it works on all networks and it’s fast,” says Nazar Sraro, a volunteer paramedic for the anti-Houthi resistance, Yemeni media reports.

But as the battle unfolds, the anti-Houthi resistance is warning its soldiers that some WhatsApp numbers may have been compromised.

Members of the resistance are sharing such suspicions on Facebook, calling on all soldiers to delete certain numbers from their contacts, and generally remain vigilant on WhatsApp.

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