The Humber Business Resilience Forum has received some fantastic press following our launch event at the Hull University Business School last week. We have had great coverage from two local providers. Viking FM was one of these who attended the launch event and spoke directly to some of our board members, including Rory Clarke of Rix Petroleums who’s business very nearly got conned out of £750,000 by an online fraud attack.

Clarke told Viking Fm the following about Rix’s recent attack –
“Rix is of the size and profile where we get targeted in a number of ways. Like most businesses, we are targeted via spam emails, spear phishing, fake invoices and the like. We get them all on a regular basis but, due to us having good processes in place, we have remained safe and not lost any money.

Sometimes we see more sophisticated, cyber enabled fraud – such as this most recent incident – whereby fraudsters spend time researching the business in order to pose as people from within the organisation to have phones diverted and payments authorised through our banking partners.

Fortunately, our security measures and processes that we have in place – as well as the good relationships we have built up with our bank and communications provider – meant that we picked up on it, but others have not and have lost significant amounts money.

This is why we are supporting the HBRF. The whole purpose of the forum is to allow businesses to get access to expert knowledge of the latest scams and how they can protect themselves from them, as well as sharing knowledge with their peers in other local organisations.”

Read Viking FM’s full article here.

Spreading our message is something that we are keen to do within the local area so it was great to also be mentioned within the Hull Daily Mail. The local newspaper has provided a run down on the evening’s launch event as well as some additional content with facts and figures about how to tackle cybercrime. Read the full article by Hull Daily Mail here.

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