Rail Firm Staff Fail ‘Bonus’ Phishing Test, Chaos Ensues

Rail Firm Staff Fail ‘Bonus’ Phishing Test, Chaos Ensues

Posted May 12, 2021

Rail Firm Staff Fail ‘Bonus’ Phishing Test, Chaos Ensues

  • “Click here to claim your bonus pay,” said email from a British train company, signed by the firm’s chief. Hundreds of West Midlands Trains employees did exactly that. Because of course they did.
  • But it was a phishing test—designed by IT. And now the staff are hopping mad. Not only will they not get the bonus they’d been expecting, but the email itself was in poor taste (according to the union, at least).

– Richi Jennings | May 12, 2021