Fraud alerts - 2014

Fraud alert - Gozeus & Cryptoclocker (June 2014)

GoZeuS & Cryptolocker Malicious Software

The National Crime Agency have recommended that businesses take steps by midnight on 17 June to protect their systems from powerful malicious software threats.

The NCA are recommending immediate action and have issued guidelines on how to counter the risk posed by the 'GoZeuS' and 'CryptoLocker' threats.

National Crime Agency update

We recently issued an NCA alert to the legal profession regarding debt recovery of unpaid loans or promissory notes. Please note the following additional names which now feature in cases of the attempted scam:

'Jennifer FISHER' and 'Michael SMITH'

LSS Financial Crime Conference

Places are still available at the LSS Financial Crime Conference on 25 June at the Glasgow Hilton. Speakers from Police Scotland and RBS on cyber crime risks will be joined by speakers from the NCA, HM Treasury, the Society/profession on topics including AML, Financial Sanctions, Mortgage Fraud & SARS.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Society's financial compliance team.

Ian Messer
Director of Financial Compliance
The Law Society of Scotland