The message you clicked on was a USSOCOM phishing training email!
Phishing Definition
A technique for attempting to acquire sensitive data, such as bank account numbers, through a fraudulent solicitation in email or on a web site, in which the perpetrator masquerades as a legitimate business or reputable person – CNSSI 4009
Consequences of Phishing
Phishing Consequence - Yahoo Example
Example 1: One Yahoo employee clicked a link on a phishing email; 3,000,000,000 Yahoo user accounts were compromised. Once the hackers gained access though the phishing link, they installed a backdoor into the network and stole the user account database. The FBI indicted four people in this attack; two of them were Russian spies.
Phishing Consequence - Joint Chiefs of Staff Example
Example 2: Four identical phishing emails were sent to employees at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One user clicked the link. Within an hour, the entire network was compromised and taken down.

Former USSOCOM Commander General Thomas has weighed in on the importance of phishing due to this event.

PDFView the Message about Phishing from General Thomas
Forward all USSOCOM phishing attempts/suspicious emails to
How to Recognize Phishing
Examples of Phishing Emails
Click on each of the images below to learn what to look for in a phishing email.

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For more phishing information, visit then follow the steps below (you will require your CAC):
  1. Click on the Training link in the top navigation bar.
  2. Select "Training Catalog".
  3. In the "Any Training" search bar, type "Phishing".
  4. Chose "Phishing Awareness".