Taliban Pose as Pretty Women on Facebook to Obtain Military Secrets
This isn’t the first time the military have found themselves in hot water with social media. Earlier this year, soldiers uploaded pictures of Apache gunship helicopters onto Facebook, and the pictures were geo-tagged. As a result, the enemy attacked the location. “The enemy was able to determine the exact location of the helicopters inside the compound and conduct a mortar attack, destroying four of the AH-64 Apaches,” the army said earlier this year.
As social media use becomes ever more prevalent, military groups all over the world will have to do a better job about training their troops to use sites like Facebook responsibly.
Even ordinary users should keep in mind that everything isn’t always as it seems. Fake profiles and fake business pages are prolific on Facebook, and there have been countless victims of romance-themed scams on social networking sites.