Scam email flagging service notches up a million reports in two months

I like a good news story. This demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing…:

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has thanked the public as it revealed that thousands of scam websites have been taken down after being flagged to its Suspicious Email Reporting Service.

Launched only two months ago, the NCSC said the service has already surpassed one million reports from users.

The scheme involves an email address – [email protected] – to which members of the public can quickly forward any emails they feel are potentially scams for analysis by security experts.

Since it went live, more than 10,200 malicious web links connecting with 3,485 individual websites have been removed.


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