Net Security had an alarming article on March 19th which revealed that U.S. government and military email addresses are being offered for sale.
Cyber crooks know that information is a valued commodity and for every piece of information, there is a buyer. Recently, Webroot found an offer for the sale of millions of email addresses by a cybercrime underground service which harvests military and government addresses by country (.gov and .mil).
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Aside from marketing, these databases could be used to launch attacks against a particular country through malicious emails. U.S. government and military users should be on the alert for illegitimate emails.