[Hezbollah] — regarded by many as even more sophisticated than al-Qaeda — has sharpened its counterintelligence expertise over the years by keeping a step ahead of Mossad, Israel’s secret service. [They have] become ever more adept at intercepting electronic surveillance, penetrating cellphone networks and recruiting computer science technicians.
“Hezbollah has a long history of underworld wrestling, matching wits with Israeli intelligence agents,” said Wesley Wark, an intelligence expert at the University of Toronto. “Hezbollah has become technologically more sophisticated to avoid detection. It’s an ironic spinoff of having Western agencies monitor their communications.”
The probability that you can trust your toaster just dropped.