Scammers pretending to be from BT

Scammers pretending to be from BT

Beware scammers pretending to be BT ….or anyone else for that matter. These crooks are getting very creative. We recently had to report a case to Actionfraud, some spoof email had tried to prise some money from a clients account, it did not work! Anyway speaking to the call attendant , she mentioned they currently have an unprecedented amount of fraud cases. In the words of this weary attendant “no longer suprised at the depths these people go to and nothing suprises” her anymore! Our client had a few calls from some scammers today and the number showing on their display  was +4576521. The calls were made from people claiming they are from BT and wanting to log on to the server to rectify the issue with their slow internet – In their words “we have no issue with our internet, we have received 2 phone calls this morning and are now ignoring the calls”. Ransomware known as WannaCry, Wanna, or Wcry went on a global cyber infection rampage on Friday, infecting at least 200,000 computers in over 100 countries. The malware adapted to a multi-lingual platform has caused complete data paralysis at banks, hospitals and telecommunications service providers, most notably in the UK, Spain, and Germany. Importantly making sure windows patches are up to date, backups work and educating your users will help us keep your network safe. In simple terms, although this ransomware is currently causing havoc across the globe, the ransomware itself is similar to what we have seen before.  It’s the advanced delivery mechanism that has unfortunately caught many organisations off guard. In addition to...