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Guernsey Financial Services Commission

09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 08:01

Risk Warning Regarding Phishing Attempts

The Commission has become aware of a phishing attempt being sent to some of its licensees purporting to be from a Commission member of staff. The fraudulent email requests that licensees click on a link and provide confirmation of details contained in that link. If you have received an email from a member of Commission staff and you are unsure of its authenticity, please do not click on any links and instead forward it to [email protected]. The Commission sends its emails from the domain ending 'gfsc.gg' and the email domain that the phishing email purports to come from is 'guernseyfsc.com'.

Firms are reminded of the guidance available to them in the Commission's Cyber Rules and Guidance, 2021 and in particular the need to ensure the Firm:

·and its staff exercise caution and vigilance by not clicking on or opening unfamiliar links in emails;

·has appropriate cyber security software in place;

·implements IT systems updates in a timely manner;

·notifies the Commission if it is subject to a significant cyber security event.

The Commission is investigating this matter and a further update will be provided in due course.