Highly Automated Phishing Campaign “Spreading Indiscriminately” Across the UK


A highly automated credential harvesting campaign is “spreading indiscriminately” across the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)  warned today, saying phishing attacks are spiking.

The attacks, despite being heavily automated, are not typical clumsy spray-and-pray attempts, but more sophisticated and are hitting “a very broad range of UK sectors”, the NCSC warned businesses.

Credential Harvesting Campaign: How it Works

The hackers are using previously compromised accounts to lend legitimacy to the phishing emails, the NCSC warned today: “Phishing emails were previously sent from contacts in recent email communications with the recipient, and the subject lines often mirrored the most recent email

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