Warning for businesses about scam email attacks

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Workers and businesses in South Yorkshire are being warned about scam emails which unleash viruses on business files.

The Business Crime Reduction Centre said fraudsters are using emails designed to look like they are from well-known banks such as HSBC and RBS and use a link to Dropbox file.

If a computer user downloads an ‘invoice payment’ or ‘tax return form’ from the online storage service, their computer is infected, with business files locked and a ransom demanded to unlock them.

n For more information visit www.bcrc-uk.org.