Six people arrested in million pound student loan phishing scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

British police have arrested six people in connection with a phishing scam that targeted hundreds of students, and is believed to have stolen over a million pounds.

According to the Metropolitan Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU), cybercriminals targeted students with messages pretending to be related to their Government loan, and asking them to update their details.

Earlier this year, I reported on just such a scam that was being seen in our spam traps.

Although not confirmed by the authorities, my suspicion is that this attack is…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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