Phishing support Oxford

Has your business been affected by Phishing?

Don’t worry! Computer Assistance can help you recover and repair from this attack.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt of obtaining sensitive, important information such as usernames and password credentials, address and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity of a digital media organization. The gathered information is then used to access important accounts and can lead to identity theft and financial loss.

Every day our clients are being targeted and tested with exploits that are getting sneakier – scammers and hackers are stepping up their game, which means we need to step up our security and our awareness to scams. Today, we want to give you some guidance on how to spot scams and offer you an audit to make sure your staff are secure. Please forward the below email to your colleagues to help prevent malicious attacks. The cryptolocker viruses (like the Wannacry virus that hit the NHS) mean that just one user can spread a crippling virus across the whole business with one mistaken click

Types of Phishing?

Clone Phishing

Term refers to is when a previously legitimate email had its content taken, and was used to create an almost identical clone email. And the content of the email would be replaced with malicious content. After which it would be sent to look as if it would be coming from the original sender.

Spear Phishing

Term refers to an attempt directed at specific individuals and companies. Attackers normally gather personal information and use it to increase their probability of success.


Term refers whenever an attach is directed specifically towards a senior executives of staff and other high profile targets. The culprits will try to craft content to match the target.

How to protect your business and prevent Phishing ?

It all begins with security awareness training. It needs to be regularly updated, because of the constant atacks which are aimed at companies and individuals. The phishing techniques are getting more dangerous, as they sometimes can be hard to differentiate, so training must be held to reflect on current and new phishing attacks, as well as teaching new users to : How to identify phishing attacks To be cautious of pop-ups on websites To think twice before clicking on links sent via email or other messages. Users knowledgeable enough to hover over the link to see where it goes can avoid accessing malicious pages. To verify a website’s security by ensuring that the URL begins with “https” and that there’s a closed lock icon near the address ba

Antivirus Software

Keeping your system clean and sanitised from any malicious content with antivirus software. Keep them on to filter traffic between two or more network , also as running on network hardware.

Keep them on to filter traffic between two or more network , also as running on network hardware.

Do not open suspicious email attachments and links

Perform regular scans on the file system , by setting up scan scheduler.

Perform regular scans on the file system , by setting up scan scheduler.

Anti-phishing toolbar(Used in web browsers)

Extra protection within the browsers will help reduce to risks on stumbling upon potentially malicious websites.

Gateway email filter

Setup an email encryption server , which will encrypt all outgoing emails, and decrypt all that are incoming.

Web security gateway

Access websites which use TLS , most commonly used protocol for web security. Also referred ti as SSL , commonly the website will display a green lock next to the URL of the website

How can Computer Assistance help you?

We can recover your data.

Our recovery process is 100% effective. No Data. No Charge – If we cannot recover your data, we will not charge you for our efforts. Hundreds of successful ransomware recovery cases – Our proven track record with ransomware has allowed us to evolve as the industry leader in ransomware recovery. Dedicated Ransomware Recovery Specialist

We can repair your PCs and get your business up and running as quickly as possible.

Computer Assistance is one of the firsts data recovery companies to become involved in Ransomware recovery is to restore functionality to your personal or your business files as soon as possible. We’re able to recover your data after the Ransomware attack and protect your computer for the future.

We run test phishing campaigns for your business, to educate users on the dangers of phishing.

The information in the below email will help your users understand when an email is safe and when it’s malicious, but there’s no better way of learning than by doing. That’s why we’d like to set up a phishing test email for you, a fake attack that looks real, in order to test how security conscious your users are. Several clients have undertaken the test with varying results but in all cases, at least one user has been susceptible and clicked on the ‘shady’ link. The test is free to set-up and there will only be a flat-fee of £250.00 if any of your users click on the link. If your employees are smart and don’t get tricked, you pay nothing!

ESET Antivirus with anti-phishing protection.

ESET Smart Security, ESET Smart Security Premium, ESET Internet Security, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus provide Anti-Phishing protection that allows you to block web pages known to distribute phishing content. We strongly recommend that you leave Anti-Phishing enabled

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