We have been contacted by dozens of schools recently, regarding suspicious emails sent to them claiming to have an unpaid invoice attached.
These emails are being sent to multiple school email recipients – some are teachers or support staff and not expecting an email of this nature. Consequently it appears a bit ‘fishy’ and they rightly get suspicious. Some recipients however, may deal with finance issues daily – their guard may be down and simply curious enough to wonder who they haven’t paid… *CLICK*
If you are suspicious of any email, and believe it to be a phishing attempt, DO NOT open any attachments or click on any links within the email. Forward the email to the National Cyber Security Centre using the email address [email protected] and then delete the email from your inbox. Let others in your setting know that they may receive a similar email.
For more information on recognising and dealing with a phishing attack, you can download our Phishing Attack Advice here.
To find out how we can support your school with the rising issue of targeted cyber attacks on educational establishments, please contact us at [email protected].