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Internet scam targets Army Knowledge Online

Dec. 12, 2007 - 06:22PM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2007 - 06:22PM  |  
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A "phishing" scam that targets the 1.9 million users of Army Knowledge Online is actively being circulated throughout the Internet, according AKO officials.

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A "phishing" scam that targets the 1.9 million users of Army Knowledge Online is actively being circulated throughout the Internet, according AKO officials.

Phishing is an identity theft technique that uses a deceptive Web site to mimic a trusted Web site, such as AKO or Bank of America.

Phishing attacks typically ask e-mail recipients to provide personal information, such as a Social Security number or account and billing information when they attempt to respond to the e-mail.

In an alert posted today by AKO, soldiers and other members of the Army community were told that if they receive any unsolicited e-mails appearing to be from any account other than their official AKO account asking for personal information, they should forward the message to report.abuse@us.army.mil">report.abuse@us.army.mil.

"If you respond to this scam, please reset your password and security questions immediately," according to the AKO notice.

AKO users can receive additional assistance by contacting the AKO "Help Desk" at www.us.army.mil">www.us.army.mil.

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