Phishing and Malware Alert

Alert received today via Kent Police of a mass ‘phishing'(1) campaign currently in circulation attempting to distribute a malicious link contained in an email.

This uses the details of the genuine charity, Migrant Helpline, to trick members of the public. Anyone clicking on a link downloads a well known Trojan (2) equipped to steal personal banking details. Please check methods and details before making donations.

For full details click this link.


  1. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
  2. A Trojan horse or Trojan is a type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software. Trojans can be employed by cyber-thieves and hackers trying to gain access to users’ systems. Users are typically tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems.