UK NCSC launches tool to flag scam emails for Microsoft Office 365 Customers


Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre has launched a special tool that will enable Microsoft Office 365 customers to flag scammed emails at just a click of a button. The service is already active since April this year and news is out that within months of its launch the NCSC has received over 6.5 million reports from the public related to cyber frauds.

A detailed guidance for employees of public and private organizations using Microsoft Office 365 has been published on the NCSC website and GCHQ says that the click of the button could help curb potential cyber scams lurking as emails.

Going further into details, NCSC reports that its Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) has already become a hit among online users of UK as it has already received over 6,500,000 red flagged emails.

“In recent times, pandemic has forced many of the companies to direct their employees to work from home. And this has given a golden chance to cyber criminals who are constantly on the prowl of exploring vulnerabilities in business networks,” said Dr. Ian Levy, the technical head of NCSC.

But the good news is that employees can protect their work environments from malicious threats by marking the suspicious emails as RED from their work email accounts. And this will help the data vigilance agency to monitor hackers spreading malware, malicious login pages and enterprise software spoofs through email driven cyber attacks added Dr. Ian Levy.

NCSC is encouraging small business users to use recently released security tool to protect their work environments from any kind of cyber threat.

Note- Those working as freelancers or are self-employed can forward suspicious emails to report@phishing dot gov dot UK.

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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