The government of Taiwan wants to learn how vigilant its employees are when faced with Internet scams.
The 6,000 public servants working for New Taipei City, near the country’s capital, were put to the test. They were sent emails that allegedly pointed to information on a recent scandal involving an adult video in which a member of the social elite was caught drugging and abusing women.
Of the 6,000 individuals, almost 1,000 of them opened the email, even though workplace regulations strictly prohibit such behavior, The Herald Sun reports
Those who fell for the ruse deployed by their employer will be required to attend a two-hour course that covers Internet security.
The Internet security course is clearly needed in this case. Imagine what would have happened if the email led to a website hosting the BlackHole exploit kit or other pieces of malware. The organization’s infrastructure could have been easily compromised.