Some cyber criminals hack computers and networks to gain credit card details that they can exploit. Some buy stolen information online. Others find that asking for personal information is just as effective.
If you get an email from the DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details, check it very carefully.
The phishing email claims that the DVLA is updating its records database and that all drivers are required to verify their licence details.
The link it asks recipients to click in fact leads to a fraudulent copy of the DVLA website, where users are requested to supply personal details, including their driving licence number, name, address and credit card details.
The DVLA says:
“We are aware that some members of the public have received these emails and we strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email, to ignore it and not to follow the instructions given.”
As ever, if you’re suspicious of any email’s provenance, do not click the links it contains.
If you’re concerned about your employees’ susceptibility to phishing attacks, why not take advantage of IT Governance’s Employee Phishing Vulnerability Assessment? At this busy time of year, you can’t afford to take any risks.