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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 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
"If you respond to this scam, please reset your password and security questions immediately," according to the AKO notice.