The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), and the City of London Police have together launched a cybersecurity report service. With the new tool, members of the public can warn the authorities about suspicious emails, whether coronavirus-related or something else.
The introduction of the cybersecurity reporting tool came as cybercriminals are launching more campaigns than ever to take advantage of a widespread work-from-home movement that has left companies vulnerable.
Existing UK services have already taken down more than 2,000 coronavirus scams in the last month. That number includes 471 fake online shops, 555 malware distribution sites, 200 phishing sites, and 832 advance-fee frauds. Ciaran Martin, the NCSC chief, said his agency would continue monitoring all reported scams. “By forwarding messages to us, you will be protecting the UK from email scams and cybercrime,” Martin said.