Well, since Japan leaked nuclear secrets via a P2P site, perhaps it's nice to know that our military runs its own phishing tests to see how gullible service members are. Slashdot points us to the news that the Army ran its own phishing scam, emailing members with an offer for free tickets to theme parks if they just went to a website and filled in certain information. The test itself was set up by the U.S Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) -- and it involved a "fake" website supposedly from Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (Family and MWR). Amusingly, it appears that INSCOM and NETCOM didn't bother to tell the folks at Family and MWR that they were conducting this test, so the group had rushed out an announcement warning people away from the fake site, only to later be clued in by the security folks. Oh well, it still seems better than using Dungeons & Dragons as a test of whether army members are security risks.
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