Monday, March 12, 2012

Social Media Spy Trick #101 - Know Who Your Friends Are... really.

Spies opened a fake Facebook account under the name of NATO’s supreme allied commander, Adm. James Stavridis, and fooled senior British defense and government officials into accepting friend requests, it was reported yesterday. 

The incident allowed the reportedly Chinese spies access to the personal e-mail and contact information of some British officials, but it was unlikely any military secrets were compromised, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

“Discussions/chats/postings on Facebook are of course only about unclassified topics,” a NATO official said of the information that was accessed. (more)