Spear-Phishing Fears Mount As Tens of Thousands of Military Emails Hacked

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Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has confirmed a massive data breach affecting tens of thousands of military personnel emails and encrypted passwords. The hackers then allegedly posted the sensitive information online. The Washington Post says because “the passwords were encrypted, one of the greatest dangers of the leak may be that the email addresses could be used to contact military personnel under false pretenses and lure them into revealing their unencrypted passwords.”

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Elaine Rigoli

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  1. July 22, 2011

    […] to the destruction that can be imposed by hackers and other internet criminals. Just last week, as we reported, there was a massive data breach affecting tens of thousands of military personnel emails and […]