Article preview: One less than welcome feature of the pandemic is a significant rise in fraud levels, often originating online and via emails. New research shows that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was the target of almost quarter of a million malicious and unsolicited emails in the final quarter of last year. The official figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, found that the FCA received 238,711 of these scam and spam emails in quarter four of 2020, averaging around 80,000 email attacks a month.
Even the regulator is under email attack
This 553-word blog post looks at data from the Freedom of Information request which found the Financial Conduct Authority was subjected to a significant volume of malicious emails. Written on 9th February 2021.
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