The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) removed 2.7 million online scams last year, it was revealed today.
The announcement comes as the security agency shared the most recent data from its Active Cyber Defence initiative ahead of today’s flagship CYBERUK summit.
According to the NCSC, neutralised scams included fake celebrity endorsements and spoof extortion emails.
It has also been revealed that fraud campaigns used common themes, with NHS vaccines and vaccine passports being particularly popular.
Some cybercriminals even posed as NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron – victims received an email claiming the NCSC had prevented £5m of their money from being stolen, and were urged to supply personal information to retrieve the funds.