Hackers exploit HMRC covid-19 Job Retention Scheme with phishing scam

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Cyber criminals are exploiting the British government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with a highly realistic scam email, purporting to be from HMRC. The email, revealed today by the Lanop Accountancy Group, is targeting business owners using official HMRC branding and purports to be from "Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of HMRC." Around 50 business owners have so far reported receiving the suspicious emails to Lanop after noticing the email was sent via the ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.