Government phishing alert: Government Legal Department/Bona Vacantia Division

PhishingThe government has issued an alert that emails purporting to come from employees of the Government Legal Department/Bona Vacantia Division are part of a phishing campaign.

“Neither GLD nor BV Division will ever issue emails making such offers. If you receive such an email, you should treat it with suspicion.”

Phishing attacks

Every day, 156 million phishing emails are sent, 15.6 million make it through spam filters, 8 million are opened, 800,000 recipients click on the links, and 80,000 of them unwittingly hand over their information to criminals.

IT Governance has produced a handy infographic to illustrate the threat that phishing poses to organisations. Click here >>

Phishing staff awareness

If you’re concerned about your staff’s susceptibility to phishing attacks, you may be interested in:

IT Governance’s Cyber Security and Phishing Staff Awareness Course will enable you and your team to understand how cyber criminals operate, how they plan and execute their phishing campaigns, and how to spot and avoid phishing tactics.

Our Employee Phishing Vulnerability Assessment will identify potential vulnerabilities among your employees and provide recommendations to improve your security, giving you a broad understanding of how you are at risk and what you need to do to address these risks.