Crooks use name of Europol boss for phishing mail

Alan Hope reports:

The Computer Crime Unit of the federal police is investigating a case of identity theft involving Catherine De Bolle, the executive director of the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol.

Despite De Bolle having taken the new job in 2018, the case appears to be centred on Belgium. Police have received hundreds of reports of an email purporting to come from her.

Read more on The Brussels Times.

It’s not really identity theft, but it shows how many people are still susceptible to phishing attempts that threaten them with prosecution or embarrassment.

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