An e-mail, which had the Army’s official MWR logo, appeared to be an attempt to obtain personal information from soldiers by offering promises of free or discounted tickets to theme parks and attractions.

The MWR Command eventually found out that the phishers were the Army’s own Network Enterprise Technology Command.

The phishing scam e-mail listed a Web link with an online registration form asking for a name, e-mail address, phone, city, state and ZIP code. The e-mail apparently went out across the service to soldiers’ Army e-mail accounts and to MWR professionals…read more.

 

Note: Phishing scams are when an e-mail is sent to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal the user’s information.

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