The CEO of Egress has warned that COVID passport phishing emails are circulating – and directed users to fake NHS websites. The NHS COVID passes allow people to show their coronavirus vaccination details or test results, and are considered an official COVID-19 status. These passes may be requested if a person is travelling abroad or attending an event but, unfortunately, they have now been targeted by scammers. As the economy reopens, these passes may be needed more and more over the coming months but this could bring with it financial risk.
Tony Pepper, the CEO of Egress, warned: “Cybercriminals have continuously taken advantage of the uncertainty created by the pandemic, and this latest scam is no exception.
“Hackers are once again targeting people with highly convincing malicious emails aimed at stealing personal data, including payment details, under the guise of an NHS application for a COVID pass.”