USArmy AKO Portal Targeted by Password Phishers
DID has covered the US Army Knowledge Online portal before. LTC Oliver K Wyrtki, Director of Information Management at Ft. Bragg, NC, confirmed to DID that he had sent out the following warning message last week. Frankly, we’re surprised it took so long for someone to try this:
“The enemy has created a fake Army Knowledge Online (AKO) web page to lure you into giving up your AKO user name and password and stealing your identity. DO NOT GO TO THIS SITE. You may receive email, with a link, that directs you to go to this fake AKO site and log on. The only link for AKO is https://www.us.army.mil/. …Our enemies will try any method to gain access to our networks. Thank you for doing your part, and thank you for your patience as we continue to work on keeping the network secure and reliable.”
JK’s Op/Ed Note: I’d pick a more devious method, myself, but you get the idea. While the site in question has been taken down, DID notes that similar modus operandi can easily target other DoD or government sites, international defense sites, or even corporations. “Look before you click” is good advice for all of our readers.