The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been made aware of a current scam which has resulted in a serious virus being admitted into a company IT network. This has caused significant disruption to the Company’s operation.
The email this stemmed from purported to be from the HSE arranging an appointment for an Inspector to visit their premises, providing a date and time. It looked official and asked them to complete an attached form, but opening the form let the virus in.
Update from HSE
HSE is aware businesses may have received a bogus email from Mark J. Burrows claiming to be from HSE. The HSE investigating the source of these emails and the content should be ignored.
Please don’t open any attached files or follow any links. There is no need to contact HSE.
BCSA Director Health, Safety and Training