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Fakebook: Bogus NATO chief spies on his top-level friends

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fakebook: Bogus NATO chief spies on his top-level friends


NATO commander James Stavridis has fallen victim to spies who created a fake profile on his behalf on Facebook and sent numerous “friend requests” to UK military chiefs. UK media suspect reams of acquired personal data have flown to China.

­The sham account for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis is understood to have gathered a distinguished company of British high-level military officers and Ministry of Defense officials.

While one might not go looking for sensitive information on a social network like Facebook, the site can certainly give clues to passwords for classified files, as it stores dates of birth, phone numbers and hobbies. It could also help build blackmail or espionage profiles by disclosing names, family members and friends and tracking locations..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/nato-spies-facebook-china-319/

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