It appears as though the hackers behind damaging malware and in particular ransomware, are upping their game. Until now it has been fairly easy to spot scam emails, due to poor English grammar and by them being somewhat anonymous. Now very personalised phishing emails are being sent out, and it is even more important for people to be diligent about what they click on in an email.
A new type of phishing email that includes the recipient's home address has been received by thousands of people, the BBC has learned. Members of the BBC Radio 4's You and Yours team were among those who received the scam emails, claiming they owed hundreds of pounds to UK firms. The firms involved have been inundated with phone calls from worried members of the public. One security expert warned clicking on the link would install malware.