A Report On The Phishing Scams

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Phishing scams are among the most prevalent forms of cybercrime, especially in the UK.3 Connect Group should ensure all employees are: • Wary of emails asking for confidential information, especially financial in nature. • Don’t feel pressured into providing sensitive information. • Familiarize yourself with Web site’s privacy policies. • Watch out for generic-looking request for information. • Never submitted sensitive information via forms embedded within email messages. • Never use links in an email to connect to a website. Instead, open a new browser window and type the URL directly into the address bar. Connect Group should also ensure they are currently with the latest and most effective software to combat phishing and automatically block fake websites. DDOS Attacks Imagine 3: Symantec – Top 10 DDoS Attacks, Q2 2015 Due to reliance on the Internet to conduct business, DDoS present a concern for Connect Groups networks. Stats show UK is second after the US in DDoS attacks at 10.21%. DDoS attacks are an attempt to make an online unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide industry from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to make sure people can publish and access important information. According to a Neuster survey conducted in 2015, suggest 40% of businesses in the UK will lose an estimated £100,000 at peak times during DDoS-based outages, which is a 470% rise from
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