Data breaches at major companies, hacking incidents where the personal information of millions of people has been stolen and new edicts pushing companies to improve their cyber defences have all been in the news regularly.
So, the scammers latch onto this and try to pump up the fear levels even more and then benefit from it.
Email with titles such as ‘Your Company is at risk of Cyber Attack NOW!” have been appearing.
“Take action now to prevent Cyber Attacks” exhorts people to click to find out further information.
Then content in huge letters such as
“It is your responsibility under the law to protect your clients details”
And “It is an offence not to protect your clients data”.
Now, cyber-attacks are a very serious problem and all businesses must protect themselves and especially any client information against such attack, but do not pay attention to these messages or similar phone calls – find a reputable business or expert to help you with security needs, not from an unsolicited email or cold call.
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.