COVID-related Cybercrime in the UK on the Rise



More scams were taken down by the UK's cybersecurity agency in the last year compared to the previous three years combined. Coronavirus swindles are fueling the increase.  According to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), experts saw a 15-fold increase in the removal of online campaigns in 2020 compared to the previous year.  People's personal information has been fraudulently harvested using the official Covid-19 vaccine rollout both through email and text messages.The result is an increase of phishing attacks that feature the NHS branding to fool victims. In addition, 43 fake NHS Covid-19 apps that were hosted outside of official app stores were removed.  Dr Ian Levy, the technical director of the NCSC told reporters that the big increase in Covid-19-related scams, fake vaccine shops, fake PPE shops show that criminals have no bounds on what they will abuse and the f...

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