Facebook Family Members/Groups targeted

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MombaBomba, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. MombaBomba

    MombaBomba Member

    Jan 13, 2014
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    Just an FYI,

    Over on facebook, there is a growing problem with people being contacted by unknown individuals. Some of these contacts are openly from the middle east, others obvious fake names or bios. These contacts are also attempting to join any groups associated with the military. These groups include parent support groups, prayer groups, mothers groups etc.. Some groups are getting flooded with requests and some people are also getting multiple requests. Please remind your family members to upgrade their social media security settings as well as upgrade the security settings on any group. They are getting the names of individuals to contact from group member listings. Only the secrete group setting protects the names of individuals who belong and hides the group.
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

    Nov 25, 2007
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    And buy a gun.

    Interestingly enough, I did recently receive a message (chat) on Facebook from someone I didn't know, who was listed from... Syria maybe? The person said "hi". I said hi and then looked at the profile. No friend request. No other message.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  3. cadet15

    cadet15 5-Year Member

    Jan 19, 2011
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    If on a mobile device, make sure to go into settings and turn off location services because that is an easy way to get very accurate location data without you even knowingly giving it out.
  4. Boozebin

    Boozebin 5-Year Member

    Sep 23, 2010
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    Who uses facebook anymore?:yllol: Just kidding.

    But on a serious note I wonder if this is going to be part of more Op Sec briefings. We've all had the training but will they start including sections on this type of threat.

    Social media type tools are very powerful tools and just like any powerful tool it can be abused and used for things outside of what it was intended for. That's why I'm not a huge fan of them and taught all my kids to be careful what you post. A little restraint goes a long way.:thumb:

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