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Re-opening businesses at risk of cyber attacks

by LLB Editor
2nd Jun 20 12:27 pm

Thousands of businesses re-opening in the UK could be at risk of cyber-attacks say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

David Hough, a Technology specialist at the firm said: “We have all sorts of evidence that the threat from cyber criminals is rife and that they will taking advantage of re-opening businesses where they can.”

He added: “Businesses need to be as savvy as they can as they go back to work and get their systems up and running. Many of those who have reported numerous phishing emails ranging from e-mails telling taxpayers they can claim tax refunds to help protect themselves from the Coronavirus outbreak to emails which state that someone is eligible for a tax refund and then ask you to click on a link or visit a particular website in order to make your claim.”

Calvin Gan, manager of the Tactical Defence Unit at F-Secure a worldwide cyber security firm said: “Businessesare right to assume that there will be additional security risks as companies go back to the office or go back to work. Effective cybersecurity defence should be turned into a real-time, proactive, and adaptable process instead of a reactive one. Without this, we would expect to see companies shifting their cyber security posture ad-hoc or in a hasty manner when a need arises again. We already saw this as companies has to adapt to having remote workforces. Now is the time to get ahead of the game.

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