COVID19 Phishing Scams Targeting Passport Details

Fraudsters are targeting self-employed people in COVID-related HMRC phishing scams. Griffin Law has found a variation of the phishing attack which seeks to gain the passport details of self-employed people, along with other personal information including bank details. The scam is a text message purporting to be from HMRC informing the recipient they are due [&hellip
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PayPal SMS Scam – Don’t be Fooled!

There is a PayPal phishing scam doing the rounds via SMS which inform the recipients that unusual activity has been detected on their PayPal accounts. If the user clicks on the link in the message, they are taken to phishing site which spoofs PayPal’s log in. They are then asked to log in with their [&hellip
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Charities Need to Watch Out for Scammers

The UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned charities to be wary of scammers and stated it will be “crucial for charities to have greater awareness of cyber-attacks and put a range of security measures in place.” One in five charities experienced a data breach or cyber-attack in 2018, with phishing emails the [&hellip
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Phishing Continues to Dominate Global Cybercrime Arena

We’ve discussed phishing in many of our previous security briefings, but it is something that continues to dominate the global cybercrime arena. “In 2018, we saw a huge proliferation of very successful phishing campaigns,” said Ryan Rubin, partner, UK Forensic & Integrity Services team, Ernst & Young. “Unfortunately, cyber criminals are being very effective and [&hellip
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Top Clicked Phishing Email Subject Lines of the Last Quarter

  Security awareness training provider KnowBe4 have released their findings of the top-clicked phishing email subjects for the last quarter. The below are actual emails which users have received and reported to their IT departments as suspicious. You have a new encrypted message IT: Syncing Error – Returned incoming messages HR: Contact information FedEx: Sorry [&hellip
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How to Spot a Phishing Email, with Three Easy Clues

  This is an example of the phishing emails we see every day. It is a real email that was sent to one of our generic email addresses. We have highlighted below some of the clues that show it isn’t an email from who it claims. It is trying to tempt us to a webpage [&hellip
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June’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

Welcome to June’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month we will be talking about phishing and other methods that criminals use to attack your business. You will also learn about data encryption and two-factor authentication security techniques. We have also included a link to Sophos’ “Threatsaurus” document which is really useful and we [&hellip
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All about Phishing and the Threat to your Business

  Phishing is one of the most common methods of cyberattack. Over 90% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email. This equates to about one out of every 4,500 emails being a phishing attack. These attacks are occurring more and more often and becoming much more sophisticated. They have expanded beyond solely being email-based to [&hellip
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February 2018 Edition of Byte-Size News

Welcome to your February edition of our e-newsletter. In this edition, you can find some iPhone tips and tricks, read about how the NCSC stopped nearly 750,000 phishing emails from the NHS in one month and learn some IT security dos and don’ts. If there is anything your would like to see covered in next [&hellip
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Ten Telltale Signs of Phishing

Software company Sophos has put together a handy list of what to look out for when trying to identify phishing emails. Phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, but fortunately there are some signs you can look for to help suss out potential scams. It just doesn’t look right. Is there something a little [&hellip
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