A recent Facebook scam has apparently duped professionals closely linked with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
A spokesperson for the company later confirmed that no confidential information was leaked.
Recently, an unknown number of Facebook members accepted a friend request from a person they apparently believed was US Navy chief Admiral James Stavridis, who is also the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
Among those fooled into agreeing to the online friendship were several senior military officers and government officials from the United Kingdom. Unfortunately for them, the Facebook account was bogus.
Exactly how much information the scammers were able to collect is uncertain, and almost certainly varied from one victim to another.