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How has the Coronavirus affected your organisation?

Learning Link Scotland are working alongside the Scottish Government in order to gather the impact of Coronavirus on third sector adult learning projects and their communities. Please contact Jackie Howie at jhowie@learninglinkscotland.org.uk to tell us how the virus has affected you.

Please find below links to the latest information on the Coronavirus and the workplace.

The following advice has been gathered on 13th March 2020, we will update it regularly:

Please be aware of cyber crime exploiting Coronavirus concerns.

The NCSC in their Weekly Threat Report of 14th February reported that attackers using the Coronavirus as a phishing trap. The attached Alert from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau also highlights this as a continuing trend.

Attackers are taking advantage of the widespread concern about the virus to lure people into phishing traps using conspiracy theories about “unreleased” cures. One example describes a ‘confidential cure solution’ before giving users the option to follow a link through to a fake website asking for credentials. Proofpoint’s report has other examples of phishing traps being utilised. The BBC are also reporting 5 examples of coronavirus related campaigns.

Phishing attacks are untargeted, mass emails sent to many people asking for sensitive information (such as bank details) or encouraging them to visit a fake website.

For more about spotting and dealing with phishing emails, then the NCSC’s suspicious email advice is well worth reading.

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