Month: December 2018

As the end of the year draws to a close, many of us are taking to the internet to finish our shopping, or in some cases start it, and prepare for the festivities ahead of us.

Unfortunately, as we eagerly fill our baskets and hit the ‘checkout’ button many of us are blissfully unaware that online fraud during this period has increased by 24% in the last three years, with victims losing nearly eleven and a half million pounds.

Last week, ITV’s Tonight programme tested how susceptible six members of the public were to fake emails and texts using techniques well known within our industry and referred to as ‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’. Alarmingly, four out of the six members of the public fell for the scam and gave away their login credentials for their online accounts.

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It comes as no surprise that phishing accounts for 90% of the data breaches worldwide. Sapphire has created this video with 5 tips to spot a phishing email and stay safe online.

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