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Most of us would like to think that we can spot an email scam easily. We roll our eyes at bogus emails offering to wire us large sums of money, by ‘just’ sharing out bank details with a total stranger. But unfortunately, cyber scammers are getting smarter by the week. We know these email attacks and security breaches aren’t going away, they’re just getting harder to spot thanks to how we share information about ourselves online.
In July 2022 alone, the National Cyber Security Centre received over 13 million reported scams, resulting in a staggering 91,000 scams being removed across 167,000 URLs. Potential malware, ransomware, credential phish and email fraud is rife. Scammers are now scouring the internet for information about us and using this rich data source to craft personalised messages, with social media sites being the top trove for cyber criminals. Lifting names and locations make for a more realistic email, enticing even the most experienced cyber scam spotter to click the links inside, inadvertently downloading a virus to our computer or device. What happens next can often see the user having their passwords stolen or personal data harvested, with the consequences spiraling through a corporate cloud environment.