• Fake contact-tracing apps delivering banking trojans

    A wide range of official Android Covid-19 contact-tracing apps are being spoofed by cyber criminals and used to deliver the Anubis and SpyNote malware strains, according to new research by threat researchers at Anomali, which specialises in machine learning-enhanced security intelligence.

    The fake apps, mostly targeting Android devices, are designed to download and install malware to monitor their targets, and steal banking credentials and other valuable personal data. Anomali said it believed the fake apps were being distributed via other apps, third-party stores and websites, and none of them had been spotted in the official Google Play Store.

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  • NHS email service users ensnared in phishing attack

    NHS Digital is contacting users of its NHSmail email system after a small number of mailboxes were compromised in a generic phishing attack and sent malicious emails out to external recipients over the weekend of 30 and 31 May 2020.

    The incident, which has been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), affected a total of 113 NHSmail accounts, which is approximately 0.008% of the total number of accounts on the network.

    “We are aware that 113 NHSmail mailboxes were compromised and sent malicious emails to external recipients between Saturday 30 May and Monday 1 June 2020,” an NHS

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  • Brits get used to life without cash

    British people, forced to avoid using cash during the Covid-19 pandemic, are getting used to life without it.

    According to a survey from Nationwide Building Society, the lockdown, introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19, will have a long lasting effect on the use of cash in the UK.

    The survey of 2,000 people found that the average respondent has gone over six weeks without using cash. Digital payments are unsurprisingly increasing, with many people using them for the first time. In fact, lockdown has forced 27% of respondents to use mobile payments and 25% to use online or mobile

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