Phishing attempt on Govt officials

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Phishing attempt on Govt officials

  • Several government offices, including Defence Ministry officials, were on Wednesday targeted by a malicious web link sent on WhatsApp and SMS, asking them to update their vaccination status
  • When they clicked on the link, it directed to a page “” that resembled the government website, and asked to key in the official email and password.


  • Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email/messages as a weapon.
  • It is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites.
  • The goal is to trick the email/sms recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company — and to click a link or download an attachment.