The Israeli government has issued notifications that terrorist groups are recruiting Israeli citizens as spies.
Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, released a warning notification to the Israelis about the possible dangers in trading any confidential information for money.
"The Shin Bet has gotten many reports about cases where terrorist elements are using the Internet to get in touch with Israelis with proposals to enlist in terror activity or to pass classified information in exchange for payment," the statement said.
The leakage of information could damage the Israeli security and may be a cause of concern for citizens traveling to other countries to gather money for the spy jobs they perform. This "may" eventually end them up being kidnapped by enemy organizations, said Shin Ben in the report.
The government hasn’t described any cases of Israelis becoming Facebook spies but they did report one attempt.
"Lately, an Israeli citizen contacted the Shin Bet and complained about a request in Facebook from a person that presented himself as a Lebanese merchant, who asked him to give him classified information for money," the statement said.
According to Shin Ben this was one of the many incidents that have been taking place in Israel.
The government says social networks initiate contacts that are concrete and directly related to Israeli citizens. They say that Israelis for money may pass out classified information through the social network.
Shin Bet claims "terror groups" are using Facebook to locate and capture useful information that enables them to contact Israeli citizens at home and abroad.