Hackers try to cyber scam by posing Chief Executive of Lincoln College

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A group of hackers have launched a cyber scam by posing as the chief executive officer of National Cyber Security Centre, Lindy Cameron. The cyber fraud was smartly drafted in such a way that it is difficult to make out whether it is genuine or malicious.

Going deep into the details, some hackers are seen sending emails to innocent victims claiming to be associates of Lindy Cameron and urging the victim to send bank details, as funds from their bank accounts were stolen by hackers and the law enforcement is ready to reimburse it, once accurate details are provided.

Believing the email content, when the victim sends personal details including bank account numbers, the cyber criminals then try to siphon money from the bank accounts.

NCSC is warning the online populace of Britain to stay away from such online frauds by educating themselves on what is happening inside the digital world.

The cyber arm of GCHQ has also mentioned in its statement that it has blocked about 3 million scams on the internet in the year 2021-mainly related to celebrity endorsements, extortion emails related to dating and X rated website visits, and other cyber frauds related to vaccination and vaccine passports.

To eradicate such crimes from roots, CyberUK Summit started an Active Cyber Defense (ACD) campaign last year and news is out the ACD helped in preventing millions of attacks from hitting the UK populace in the past few months.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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