Karen Munze posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago
@jonessa; @clh1969; @mitch; @drlili; @greg0904; @nicolenc07; @actuallyjenn; @kellybrown; @kellyb94; @jones7800; @pradip; @iconstans; @patrickmmoore; @mhensc;h @smc1; @mgardell;
To those tagged above and anybody else who may see this: “marian” is a fake profile with 19 friends and counting. I’m tagging those above so you all know you accepted a friend request from an obviously bogus account. Some of you work for GovLoop and some of you work for agencies or institution with sensitive data. Some others who I did not tag appear to either be fake accounts themselves or extremely incomplete. With cyber hacking increasing in government and industry, we all need to be more careful about who we connect to online to minimize the amount of social engineering used to hack our systems through information about us gathered from social media sites such as GovLoop. I’d like to hear from GovLoop about what they are doing to prevent these completely fake accounts. Some may be sophisticated; but when they are as fake as “marian” they should be blocked at an entry screening point.
@karenmunze, thank you. I removed “marian”.
Karen, thanks for pointing this out, and you make an excellent point, we all need to be careful about who we connect with online. This particular account has been deleted, and we do our best to delete fake accounts when they first register, but it is a manual process and unfortunately they sometimes manage to slip through the cracks. We appreciate your vigilance, and are working hard to keep GovLoop a safe and usable site for our wonderful community! Please feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions
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