Cyber Threat Weekly

Home Working

July 17, 2020 WMRCCU Season 1 Episode 7
Cyber Threat Weekly
Home Working
Show Notes Transcript

This episode talks about learning opportunities for those home working, router issues, social media account take overs and more. 


After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.



Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.


Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.


To attend other events provided by the RCCU please see below.

·        Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack

·        Got questions about Cyber Crime?

·        Can you spot a phishing Email?


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Hi, I'm Matthew Hough-Clewes, a Digital Police Community Support officer for the West Midlands Regional Cybercrime Unit.

Today's date is the 17th of July 2020.

This is the Cyber Threat Weekly.

This week's headlines, the National Cyber Security Centre or NCSC have launched the latest measures to support small businesses test their cyber resilience while staff work remotely.

The home and remote working exercise will form part of the series in the highly successful Exercise in a Box toolkit, is your business prepared for a cyber incident.

HSBC customers targeted in new smishing scam. HSBC customers in the UK should be on alert for a malicious SMS phishing scam designed to trick its victims into parting with their online banking details.

Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam. Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among many prominent us figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in apparent Bitcoin scam. The message placed on their accounts suggested that if $1,000 were sent to a Bitcoin address, then $2,000 will be returned as a gesture of goodwill.

Fake zoom notifications are being used by cyber criminals to target office 365 users in a new phishing campaign to steal credentials.

A recent study of more than 100 consumer grade routers from seven mostly large vendors has found that nearly all tested routers are affected by scores of unpatched and often severe security flaws that leaves devices and their users at risk of cyber attacks.

Also, cyber summit is now live and offers young people 100 free cyber skills development courses.

For additional guidance, please visit the National Cybersecurity center or NCSC website. Also, please don't hesitate to contact us for support with regards to training, advice and guidance on how to protect and prepare your business online, thank you.