U.K. produces YouTube videos on cybersecurity
Warns military to be careful when posting status updates
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 14, 2011
One of the public service YouTube videos has a “mum” sharing
tea and a look through a family photo album with an unlikely visitor dressed in
camouflage, a balaclava helmet, and bullets snaking around his neck. Just
moments before, she had shared information about her military son’s whereabouts
on her Facebook page.
“It may not be just friends and family reading your status
updates,” warns large type superimposed on the video.
The video, posted on the Telegraph newspaper website and produced by the U.K.’s
Ministry of Defence (MOD), is the latest in a campaign to warn members of the
military, MOD civilians and their families about the dangers of sharing information
on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
The MOD also cautions on its blog that there are people ranging “from criminals looking for ways to con you or steal your
identity, to those who may wish us harm,” who will misuse the