NHS hit with wave of scam emails at height of COVID-19 pandemic

NHS staff were hit with a wave of malicious email attacks at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with doctors, nurses and other key workers reporting over 40,000 spam and phishing attacks between March and the first half of July.

Data from NHS Digital obtained through a Freedom of Information request sent by UK think tank, Parliament Street, revealed that NHS staff reported 21,188 malicious emails in March alone. In April, 8,085 emails were reported by staff, with 5,883 emails reported in May, 6,468 in June and 1,484 in the first half of July.

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Source: ZDNet