Manage episode 325647827 series 3311822
In 2021, over £57M was lost to scams that involved criminals remotely connecting to a victim's computer. This episode is all Remote Access Trojans (RAT's) timed to coincide with a National Campaign from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to highlight Remote Access Tool Scams.
RAT's are stealthy programmes that allow an attacker to carry out a range of remote functions on a network, including installing backdoors and exfiltrating data. Sam P our guest speaker this week is a Cyber Protect and Prepare Officer form the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. She tells us what RAT's are and how to maintain vigilance and how to protect against them.
Don't forget Never allow remote access to your computer following an unsolicited call, text message or browser pop-up. It’s probably a scam.
Thanks to Richard Smithson and his music from the album Upbeat