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.