Reading through the new information being released in the Nation Cyber Security Centres weekly update. They have announced that there are a new set of phishing scams going around wanting people to book a PCR test for the new omicron variant.

This phishing email campaign is designed to invited people to click on a link to book a PCR test for the new variant. The page that open is a NHS booking page which collects personal information entered within the form. Unfortunately the form doesn't book the requested PCR instead it collects the data for use in other attacks or to use the data for their own gain. 

Once this takes place it becomes very difficult to retrieve the information inputted and means that the information collected could be used against the person or to access other accounts owned by them. 

For more information regarding this scam please click on the following link to the NCSC weekly threat report 10th December where you can learn more about the scam and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

NCSC - Weekly Threat Report 10th December 2021

How to detect a phishing or scam email?

Please see the following links to guidance from the NCSC on how to detect a phishing/scam email and what to do if you have shared information with them.

1. Phishing: Spot and report scam emails, texts, websites and calls

2. Phishing scams: If you've shared sensitive information

3. How to spot a scam email, text message or call

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