Alarming Increase in Suspicious Emails and Websites: Over 7 Million Reports in 2022
According to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), members of the public are flagging a suspicious email or website every five seconds. In a record-breaking year, the NCSC received a staggering 7.1 million reports in 2022 alone, highlighting the widespread presence of dubious online links. These figures shed light on the urgent need for increased awareness and vigilance to combat cyber threats. Let’s delve into the details of this alarming trend and the efforts being made to address it.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a division of the British GCHQ, has revealed that a suspicious email or website is reported by the public every five seconds. In 2022, a record-breaking 7.1 million reports were submitted, averaging one report every five seconds. Remarkably, the majority of these reports were likely filed during daytime hours, underscoring the concentrated rate at which suspicious emails and websites were flagged.