The email systems of the Tweede Kamer – the lower house of Dutch parliament – are not well protected, which means that third parties can relatively easily send emails posing as parliamentarians, Follow the Money reported based on its own research.
Follow the Money proved this by sending emails under the names of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, VVD chairman and new Minister of Foreign Affairs Hable Zijlstra, PVV leader Geert Wilders and D66 leader Alexander Pechtold.
Tweede Kamer president Khadija Arib said in response that she is taking this issue very seriously, ANP reports. “We are quickly taking anti-spoofing measures to prevent such abuse. The measures will probably be taken the coming night”, she said, according to the news wire.