Cyber Security

Taliban using Facebook to lure Aussie soldier

“Taliban insurgents are posing as ‘attractive women’ on Facebook to befriend coalition soldiers and gather intelligence about operations.

Australian soldiers are given pre-deployment briefings about enemies creating fake profiles to spy on troops.

Personnel are also being warned that geo-tagging – a function of many websites that secretly logs the location from where a post is made or a photo is uploaded – is a significant danger.

Family and friends of soldiers are inadvertently jeopardising missions by sharing confidential information online, the report warns.

Source: Taliban using Facebook to lure Aussie soldier | News.com.au

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