Army websites expose security data

Wednesday, 19 June 2002, 11:13 AM EST

An audit by the Department of Defense found that official sites contained information such as operational plans and soldiers' personal details.

"As a result, potentially sensitive matters and information were not adequately protected," said the report.

It was published at the beginning of the month, but only came to light after the Federation of American Scientists drew attention to it.

The report urged the US Army to set up annual security reviews of its sites and train its staff to make sure they were aware of the potential dangers.

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