Blackpool Police have shared with us lots of useful information and links from the Lancashire Constabulary Cyber Fraud Team and the National Cyber Security Centre.
The NCSC have offered some guidance in response to criminals exploiting coronavirus scares and fears. This also provides links to information around phishing emails and ransomware which have been the most common cyber threats during this unprecedented time: www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/cyber-experts-step-criminals-exploit-coronavirus
In addition the NCSC have now set up a Suspicious Email Reporting System. Reporting emails to the system can raise awareness of such attacks and attempt to block the address the emails come from. Since April 2022, the NCSC has received over 11 million reported scams. More information can be found at: www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails.
In recent years, remotely working from their homes has been on the increase. The NCSC have given guidance this at: www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/home-working-increases-in-response-to-covid-19.
The NCSC have also launched a new programme CyberAware which provides 6 steps to keeping individuals safe online. This can be found at: www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware. It’s a great new campaign – find out more about it on Twitter @LancsFraudCyber.
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