10% Of Ministry Staff Open Suspicious Mail Attachment On Surprise Security Drill In Japan

Japan’s National Information Security Center reported on January 19 that the results of its security drill with 60,000 staff in 12 government organizations around malicious mail attachment [J, pdf].

According to the report, from October to December 2011, the center held security training to the 60,000 staff, then sent two mails which you could not identify the sender information. The first one was with a mocked attachment file, and the second one was with a link, both were to open the server which record which staff ran the attached application and click the link.

About 6,000 people, 10.1% opened the first attachment, and 3.1% opened the link.

via TV-Asahi [J]

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).