[HEADS UP] British Broadcasting Corporation Receives 250,000 Phishing Emails a Day

BBC Phishing EmailsPopular public service broadcasting station British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has received a quarter of a million phishing emails per day, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Parliament Street think tank’s cyber security team.

The BBC blocked an average of 283,597 scam or spam emails a day over the first eight months of 2020, reporting an average of 6,704,188 malicious emails per month. Between January and August 2020, BBC systems managed to block a total of 51,898,393 infected emails.

Additionally, the think tank also found that the BBC blocks an average of 18,662 malware attacks a month.

"The global pandemic has become a ripe opportunity for hackers' phishing scams, and we can clearly see that in reflected in the spike of malicious attacks on the BBC,” said Tessian CEO Tim Sadler. "Organisations, therefore, must have security measures in place to automatically predict such email threats and warn people before they click or download an attachment."

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