Phishing Test Flemish government is out of control




A test in which the Flemish government wanted to determine whether officials in an attempt to Internet fraud stairs this week out of hand. Many officials called the police and by Thalys, the company where the phishing mail coming layman.

The Flemish government sent the fake phishing email this week to 20.000 officials. The name was supposedly sent out by Thalys, stating that they still had an outstanding bill. Thalys would be an amount of 19,000 euros writing off the card for a train trip to Paris which had been recognized. The receiver was in the phishing attempt “three days to cancel, where they had to enter their credit card information.

Many frightened officials took contact Thalys it, while others went to the police. The Flemish authorities, however, had failed Thalys and the police to inform. “We had the mail as realistic as possible and use the logo of Thalys. But actually we did not go their permission,” says Frank Geets of the Facility Management Agency of the Flemish government to VTM News. He acknowledges that the government “out of the turn is flown ‘and apologizes. In a subsequent email, the officials informed them that it was a test.

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