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Phishing scams take more than £100,000 from students

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 24, 2018 10:24:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang

Julie Lhanang

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to the Student Loan Company (SLC) has revealed that phishing scams have taken over £100,000 from students across the UK in the past few years.

At Cyber Risk Aware we know students are “particularly vulnerable” to such attacks as it is their first experience of financial independence. Hackers “exploit” this vulnerability by targeting student loans needed for accommodation and living expenses. Which is why we believe that Universities and Colleges could do more to build awareness in this space.

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Julie Lhanang

Written by Julie Lhanang