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How easily can a school be hacked?

One of the biggest cyber security risks to a school are phishing attacks, these are a way for a hacker to gain access to the computer systems within a school via email, you need to take your IT and cyber security seriously to prevent fraud.

Blanket phishing email campaigns are easy to set up and can be sent out to millions of email addresses in one go, so only a small percentage of receivers need to click on the phishing link for the hackers to be successful.

Phishing emails vary hugely, from badly crafted emails with spelling mistakes to well thought out emails with realistic images and logos, these often have relatable information in them and appear genuine.

One of the successful phishing attacks on schools recently has been the ‘Egress Email Attacks’.  Here, schools received an email from another school which had a seemingly trustworthy link to a document to download. But the sender has already been hacked.  The email that had been sent from their email account was in fact a phishing campaign auto run by the software they had inadvertently downloaded onto their computer when they opened the link and filled in their email address so they could access a file.

As Egress is the ‘secure’ way of sending files throughout local government, and you need to put in your credentials to open files stored this way, the user would not think any thing untoward had happened in this ‘man in the middle’ style phishing attack.

See what really happens with
a phishing email attack

Our ethical hacker demonstrates in this video how to carry out a cyber attack similar to the ‘Egress Email Attacks’ that occurred in schools throughout the country late last year.

Primary Attack – a cyber security story

“Lauren sat ashen faced staring at the computer screen, panic building up in the pit of her stomach. The reality of what had happened was just beginning to sink in.

£3,000 of the schools money, stolen, and she had been an integral part of it.”

Yes it’s true, your school is at risk of being hacked and the above extract is what could actually happen if you don’t keep your network secure.

We are hearing more and more stories of school’s emails being breached or compromised, and if you haven’t heard of something like this happening you certainly will at some point.

Cablers have been working with a leading specialist email security company to be able to offer schools a unique 365 Security Pack to help protect schools against these kind of attacks.

To order your copy of our book  – Primary Attack, CLICK HERE to send us an email,
and we will get one out to you as soon as possible.

‘This book highlights how a momentary lapse in attention can lead to your school becoming vulnerable to outside attack. Offering solutions and ways to equip your
school against intrusion, this is a must read for any IT professional working within the education industry sector.’

eSafety Training

‘The 2 Johns’

Cablers 365 Security Pack will enhance your cyber security and help protect your Microsoft 365 accounts with the following features:

Email Forwarding Alerts

Scans and notifies of any forwarders that have been set up on email accounts, so you can act fast before any damage is done.

Admin Monitoring

Scans and notifies if any admin account changes are made in Office 365.

Spoofing Protection

Automatically scans received emails for possible spoofing, by running cyber security checks against the name and domain. If it finds a match it splashes a warning across the email.

Office 365 Security Audit

Ensures that tracking is automatically re-activated on 365 accounts, whether they are accidentally or maliciously turned off.

The Security Report

Delivers all of the key security information about who has access to what in the Office 365 platform at the touch of a button.


For support, wherever you are – Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Maldon, Sudbury, Ipswich or surrounding villages and towns –  call the Cablers team on 01787 221166