GCHQ Rollout Single-Click Button To Report Suspicious Emails

A new single-click button has been launched to report suspect emails directly to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Sky News reports. As cyber crime has soared during the pandemic, the cybersecurity division of GCQH have issued guidelines to IT departments in the UK, so they can add the button to Outlook email apps.

One of the most prevalent types of cyber-crime is known as ‘phishing’, where malicious attackers send out legitimate looking emails, which trick the recipient into clicking on infected links, or to download software that mimics the company IT support department.

The new Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) is part of a crackdown on such scams, which can also target individuals, who may unwittingly give away personal and financial information which is used to commit fraud.

Dr Ian Levy, the NCSC’s technical director, said: “The pandemic has shown the cybercriminals will stop at nothing to attack and defraud citizens and businesses. But our Suspicious Email Reporting Service has also shown that the British public can help us fight back against this scourge.”

He added: “This new reporting button makes it easy for businesses using Microsoft 365 to enable their staff to report dodgy looking emails and further help combat cyber-crime. As more people report more dodgy stuff to us, the safer everyone gets.”

According to The Guardian, there were 700,500 fraudulent online scams taken down over the past year, representing a 15-fold increase since 2019. Cyber criminals have jumped at the chance to exploit the abrupt changes to IT systems that were made by many businesses in a short timeframe, exposing weaknesses and loopholes in security.

As well as phishing emails, there have been a wave of Covid related scams, including fake testing services, fake vaccine appointment apps, fake PPE stores, and even fake vaccinations. The NCSC regularly updates its website with guidance for anyone who is worried about scams and malware attacks.

For business IT support in Colchester, please contact us today.

Let’s have a chat

Whether you want a complete shake-up of your current IT services or an answer to simple question, SYS3 are always happy to help. Contact us today for a free, no obligation chat about your requirements.

  • Simplify your IT
  • Reduce your spending
  • Increase reliability
  • Enjoy no-contract, unrivalled support across Essex and Suffolk

We know moving IT services can be a daunting task but we promise it’s much easier than you think. When you’re ready to talk, we’re here, happy to help

0345 313 1919

Get in touch

    Our Other Services

    Backing up is VITAL!

    Backing up should be everyones top priority. All too often we see businesses decide to start backing up the wrong side of a costly hard drive disaster or data breach.

    With viruses and malware now capable of causing so much, often irreversible, damage, a substantial backup is imperative. If you’re infected with ransomware, a recent backup often the only way to get you back up and running.

    Why offsite backup and not a removable hard drive?

    Preferably both! But never just a hard drive. Why? Hard drives can fail. It’s as simple as that. Ransomware infections can also creep onto hard drives if they’re left plugged into an infected machine. 

    ​SYS3 use the most reliable and intelligent backup solutions on the market to ensure that our customers’ data is kept secure.

    Why buy your hardware from SYS3?

    Years ago, SYS3 started out by building and supplying custom computer hardware. We know our stuff.

    We keep up with the latest in technology so we are able to provide our customers with the best possible equipment without breaking the bank. Whether you need a new server, laptop, printer or network switch, we’ll always provide you with a variety of options and recommendations to suit your business needs.

    The more advanced technology becomes, the more advanced the bad guys become. Gone are the days when attackers were easy to spot in a badly worded email.

    ​Did you know you can get an infection just by hovering your mouse over a dodgy website banner? Worse? Traditional antivirus products cannot protect you against everything.

    ​Human error is still largely responsible for infections and viruses but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the best protection possible to safeguard your employees and ultimately, your business.

    ​Partnered with Heimdal, SYS3 provide market-leading protection that is proactive, not reactive like traditional antivirus.


    Spam email makes up 70% of ALL email traffic across the world and social engineering means scammers can directly target key employees. Is your job title on social media?

    Over 60% of breaches are caused by human error. Are you confident that your staff are fully trained to spot email-borne threats and avoid falling victim?

    How SYS3 can help

    Just one click has the potential to grind your entire business to a halt and generate a costly bill to put right. What makes things worse is that email viruses are now incredibly clever, highly convincing, and can be very difficult to spot.

    ​Our priority is to make sure our customers are supported and protected as much as possible. 99% of our customers have adopted our mail filtering service and it comes highly recommended. It’s the first line of defence and a vital tool.


    Proud To Be Working With