5,000 suspicious emails received by phishing hotline in one day

More than 80 coronavirus-related phishing and scam websites have been taken down just one day after the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre asked for the public to report suspicious emails. On Tuesday, the NCSC, in collaboration with the government and the City of London Police launched the ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ urging people to alert the authorities about potential cyberattacks and scams – whether they’re related to coronavirus or something else. Now, just 24 hours after the service went live, the NCSC has received over 5,000 reports of potentially suspicious websites – and 83 cyber criminal campaigns have been taken down. It adds to the 2,000 taken down already.

Source: ZD Net