Several thousand euros stolen via the tax site due to this button

The France Connect portal would not be secure enough. The flaws would have allowed the pirates to steal several thousand euros. Furthermore, following technical maintenance, access via the Ameli digital identity is suspended. Don’t worry, the Objeko editorial team will tell you everything. You are ready ?

Access to France Connect interrupted

Hacks and scams of all kinds abound on the web. And unfortunately public services don’t cut it. Indeed, today we learn that the France Connect platform would encounter serious security problems. Recall that this platform is used at least once by 39 million people according to official statistics. This portal should in particular facilitate the online transition of administrative services.

It has been going on for a few weeks. Many French people cannot access public services online:We will remove the FranceConnect button from our connection screen“. How come ? Well, due to a security flaw. The various platforms of its public or private services, which always use the same username and password, have been … hacked. No, no, this is not a joke. Read the rest of our article, you will understand.

The platform is the target of scams

As we told you earlier, there would be a risk of computer piracy targeted at FranceConnect. According to the inter-ministerial IT department, malicious individuals contact users to extract their usernames and passwords. Hackers would make fraudulent phone calls or fake emails, pretending to be via one of the public services. Furthermore, an intensification of these frauds was observed during the summer. With in particular a few hundred reports per month.

But how exactly do they do it? Well, it’s very simple. I collect the acknowledgment of receipt of the electronic return and the taxpayer tax code. Then, thanks to this data, make believe that you have lost your password, recover another and connect by usurping the identity of the taxpayer. And of course, all they have to do is create a new bank statement and collect the overpayments sent by taxes. It’s simple, isn’t it?

My Training Account, also targeted by the scam

It is above all state financial aid or bank transfers that arouse the interest of offenders. Therefore, via France Connect, My Training Account is one of the objectives. It is for this reason that the information systems management of the French state wants to make the general public aware of these practices. At the same time, they want to put strengthened security measures in place. Whether this will be enough to drive out the scammers remains to be seen. Not safe at all. Keep on…

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