Danger Room: Careful Who You Friend: Taliban Posing as ‘Attractive Women’ Online

10.09.12

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U.S. and Australian troops during a 2010 computer training exercise. Photo: Australian Ministry of Defense

U.S. and Australian troops during a 2010 computer training exercise. Photo: Australian Ministry of Defense

by DAVID AXE

Tech-savvy Talibs have posed as pretty girls on Facebook to lure Australian troops into giving away military secrets. That’s one disturbing — but not totally surprising — conclusion of a recent Aussie government review of military social media usage.

After all, this sort of thing has happened before.

“The Taliban have used pictures of attractive women as the front of their Facebook profiles and have befriended soldiers,” the March review warned, according to the Australian Website News.com.au.

Soldiers “did not recognize that people using fake profiles … could capture information and movements,” the review found.

Read the rest at Danger Room.

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One Response to “Danger Room: Careful Who You Friend: Taliban Posing as ‘Attractive Women’ Online”

  1. Brian Black says:

    Rule 30. There are no girls on the internet.

    Rule 31. Tits or GTFO.

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