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Coronavirus and Cyber Security


August 1, 2020

National Cyber Security Centre and Action Fraud

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a Government backed organisation that provides information and supports everything cyber security related in the UK. View the NCSC website for the latest information regarding cyber security.

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime. The NCSC and Action Fraud work closely together to help with cyber security in the UK.

Report fraud or cyber crime immediately, see the Action Fraud website for more information.


Examples of Coronavirus Scams

Coronavirus Map

Avoid malicious websites that pretend to be providing information on Covid-19. Many of these websites are fake and infect your computer so that they can access your sensitive information.

Fake Emails (Phishing)

Fake emails are being sent pretending to be from Government sources and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Don’t be tricked by these phishing emails, think before you click on any links. 

Online Shopping

Within March there has been close to £1,000,000 worth of losses from online coronavirus-related frauds. Be sure you are purchasing from a known website for food, protective masks, hand sanitiser and other products. 

Helpful Advice

Examples of Coronavirus Phishing (fake emails)

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, cyber criminals took the opportunity to exploit our human nature. Fake (phishing) emails started to appear in our inbox – click the image to view some examples provided by Action Fraud.

Information about Ransomware

Don’t be blackmailed by cyber criminals who lock your files and hold you to ransom.

Click on the image to see information about what Ransomware is, how to protect against it and what you should do if you or your business has been infected.

Cyber Essentials for your Business

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of common cyber attacks. Contact us to get started.

Report fraud and cyber crime

If you are suspicious of any fraud or cyber crimes that have happened or are still happening, report it immediately on the  Action Fraud website.

Latest advice from the National Cyber Security Centre

Keep up to date with the latest cyber security news and advice from the NCSC website. Subscribe to their mailing list for direct communications to your inbox.

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