A message from the Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer at Nottinghamshire Police Crime & Operational Support.
We are currently seeing a trend in emails pretending to be from firstname.lastname@example.org so please be extra vigilant.
#SpearPhishing emails are much more complex and rising daily.
Cybercriminals employ individually designed approaches and social engineering techniques to effectively personalise messages and websites, which can have a catastrophic result on unsuspecting employees! Be extra vigilant, don’t click on attachments or links as this can download Malware, here’s advice supplied by the NCSC: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/phishing-spear-phishing-and-whaling-does-it-change-price-phish
The National Cyber Security Centre have advice to safeguard your organisation from such phishing attacks, you can also check out all other resources supplied by the NCSC including their free E-Learning package for staff: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/ncsc-cyber-security-training-for-staff-now-available
~ Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer