Chinese spies used fake Facebook profile to friend NATO officials

17 March, 2012 at 07:45 | Posted in China | Leave a comment
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By Emil Protalinski – ZDNet

Summary: Chinese spies created a fake Facebook profile of U.S. Navy admiral James Stavridis, friended various NATO officials, and gained access to their personal data. The fake profile has since been taken down.

Late last year, senior British military officers, Defense Ministry officials, and other government officials were tricked into becoming Facebook friends with someone masquerading as United States Navy admiral James Stavridis. By doing so, they exposed their own personal information such as private e-mail addresses, phone numbers, pictures, the names of family members, and possibly even the details of their movements, to unknown spies.

Read more: Chinese spies used fake Facebook profile to friend NATO officials | ZDNet

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