At a glance
- Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including logon credentials and credit card numbers
- In April this year, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched its Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) into which the public can report any suspicious email
- In the 3 months since the launch, the NCSC has analysed over 1 million reports resulting in the removal of over 4,000 scams and 11,000 dangerous URLs.
In today’s increasingly digital world cybercrime has become a powerful tool for criminals looking to steal data and extort money. The most successful and dangerous of all the cyber attacks is phishing. In this paper we will explore how phishing has evolved into sophisticated and often targeted attacks and understand what organisations need to be doing to protect their systems and data.
We take a look at what an attack might look like and how to develop a mitigation strategy in our latest guidance ‘Phishing attacks: Defending your organisation‘.
For more information on how to help your customers in the fight against cyber crime, speak to your local Zurich contact.