Although member states reacted promptly, a limited number of fraudulent
transactions were performed, as the website used the European Commission's
visual identity and appeared genuine. The Commission is actively supporting
member states in their investigations of these transactions. The Commission
also started immediate investigations of the offending website and is working
on closing it permanently.
In the light of the attack, the Commission intends to review the ETS
registries' security measures and will prepare revised security guidelines, as
well as an action plan for possible future incidents.
This follows the proposed new legislative security measures to prepare for
the inclusion of the aviation sector in the Community Registry in 2012.
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