‘Secrets of stealth fighter jets leaked’ after fake RAF Tinder profile set up
Secrets about new RAF stealth fighter jets have allegedly been leaked – after a fake Tinder profile was set up using a serving member’s details.
A spy, posing as an RAF airwoman, reportedly contacted servicemen on the popular dating app.
The sting persuaded at least one of the servicemen to reveal details about the F-35 Lightening II fighter, a Mail on Sunday investigation claims.
It is alleged that highly sensitive information about the new jets – each costing £92million – were given to an unknown third party.
The total bill for the jets is reportedly set to be a huge £9 billion.
According to the Mail, a memo from the RAF’s head of security said: "Within the last week a serving member of the RAF had their online dating profile hacked.
"It subsequently transpired that the perpetrator then attempted to befriend another serving member of the RAF to apparently elicit comment and detail on F-35.
"Fortunately, little information was disclosed and the individual whose account had been hacked reported this matter expediently enabling prompt follow-up action and investigation."
According to the report, suspicions point to intelligence services in Russia or China, but it is yet unclear.
An RAF spokesperson told Mirror Online: “As a matter of policy the RAF do not discuss security measures.
"However, we can confirm that our procedures are under constant review and are regularly updated to ensure correct guidance is available for our people, this has recently been completed with respect to on-line use.”
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