At the initial height of the Covid-19 pandemic, phishing incidents rose to more than 220 percent the annual average. This is one of the key findings in the “2020 Phishing and Fraud Report” released by F5 Labs, the research subsidiary of F5.
Phishers are known to jump on any running board. Special caution is, therefore, required with mails originating from Thomas Cook in the light of recent events.
Last Saturday saw the introduction of the newly revised EU Payment Services Directive, PSD2. Many consumers still know far too little about the implications of the new regulations or have been made uncertain by the information they have received from banks or other providers of financial services – an opportunity that cyber criminals are surely unlikely to miss out on.
When cyber criminals are trying to make off with our login details, they make an effort to exploit the way that our brains work.