Imagine you receive an email at work announcing you're getting raise.
To get it in your next paycheck, you simply have to click a link, then enter your employee ID number, your date of birth, and your home zip code.
Roughly one quarter of 5,000 employees of Atlantic Health System who received that message opened that enticing email recently, and two-thirds of those who opened the email went on to provide the information required for the raise, according to a company email which was forwarded to NJ Advance Media anonymously.
It turned out to be a computer security test run by the hospital system on its own employees.
Not everyone is happy about the test. One anonymous employee described it as the company lying to employees about a pay increase in order to conduct its test, and said employees were "angered" by the deception.
A spokesman for the five-hospital system apologized for dangling the prospect of a raise in front of employees – but not for conducting the security test itself.
Read more here: www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/06/in_security_test_hospital_phishes_its_own_employee.html