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Phishing scams: Different forms of phishing

Phishing is when criminals attempt to trick people into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a link to a suspect website. Phishing can be conducted via a text message, social media, or by phone, but the term ‘phishing’ is mainly used to describe attacks that arrive by email.

This article breaks down some of the various phishing methods used by cyber criminals.

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CAMPAIGN

World Social Media Day

Every year on June 30th, we celebrate World Social Media Day! Established in 2010 by Mashable, Social Media Day is dedicated to recognising the impact that social media has had on global communication and connection. From staying in touch with loved ones to mobilising social movements, social media has fundamentally changed the way we interact with the world.

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New collaboration aims to reduce cyber risk to third sector organisations in Scotland

To help support charities in addressing cyber risks, a Third Sector Cyber Resilience Working Group, made up of a range of people from across Scotland’s voluntary sector, has been established to shape and guide a programme of work aligned to Scottish Government’s Third Sector Cyber Resilience Action Plan.

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GUIDANCE

Sextortion: Financially motivated sexual extortion

Throughout 2022 and 2023, in the UK and internationally, there has been an increase in reporting of ‘Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion’– often referred to as ‘sextortion’.

Sextortion can refer to a variety of offences committed online. It is most often used to describe online blackmail, where criminals threaten to release sexual/indecent images of you, unless you pay money or carry out their demands.

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CAMPAIGN

Government call for views on new cyber security initiatives

Recently, at CyberUK 2024, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) made announcements on cyber resilience and cyber skills: included in these announcements were calls for views on two new codes of practice for software security and the cyber security of AI, and a call for views on the future of the CyberFirst scheme.

They are keen to hear your views on these initiatives.

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World Password Day

World Password Day occurs annually on the first Thursday of May. Every year the day offers an opportunity to reflect on our digital security and think about how safe we are keeping our data from cyber threats and unauthorised access. It offers a great chance to update your passwords and ensure they are strong and unique!

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GUIDANCE

Cyber Spring Clean

Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your home, it’s also a good time to review your cyber hygiene.

With the ever-evolving cyber landscape, it’s good to conduct a review of your systems and processes to ensure you have implemented the cyber defences relevant to you or your business.

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