Following the news that Foreign Office computers have recently suffered an infection of the Zeus Trojan, it has emerged that the UK Government is currently employing people stupid enough to click on links found in unsolicited emails.
"Some of the emails purported to come from the White House, but anyone with a shred of intelligence would surely have realised that an email address of 'obamas firstname.lastname@example.org' is unlikely to be from the actual office of the actual President of the United States of America," stated an exasperated Foreign Secretary William Hague.
"One would have thought that since the spam email has been around since the mid-1990s, that most people would have had sufficient time to get used to the idea that there aren't really thousands of people sitting on fortunes of cash which they are willing to share out with a complete stranger. But, it seems that here at the Home Office, we are unable to figure out at interview whether a potential employee is mentally retarded before making an offer of employment. This opens up questions regarding other aspects of the work of the UK Government. Some of these people are in charge of our nuclear defence schemes."
Other commentators have pointed out that they manage to avoid clicking links found in emails claiming to be from banks on an almost daily basis, and that they find in inconceivable that there are still people who are unable to recognise the difference between an actual business email message, and something saying "Hi!!!!! Click this link immediately your country reputation and strength grows strong! ]www.spamtrojanspam.web. Clicky clicky :-) :-)".
It is understood that the Home Office is now considering installing some anti-virus software, similar to those that your twelve year old nephew installed on the computer you bought so that your grandmother could stay in touch with her friends when it was too snowy to go out. An additional consideration is being given to sticking huge notices around all government offices reminding employees to not act in a completely moronic fashion while at work.