Use of spyware has been rocketing across Europe

Commercially produced spyware has been used increasingly to target businesses and organisations across Europe.

That is not to say that UK businesses are safe, especially those that trade within Europe.

It is used to gain access to phones, emails and records for a variety of purposes from targeting individuals to gaining access to sensitive business or political information.

It makes sense to ensure all security protocols are up to date and to limit access to information on phones and in emails.

Using two factor authentication for passwords and keeping sensitive information offline are obvious precautionary measures.

Making sure employees are trained in staying safe online is also crucial and keeping them regularly updated on new scams is crucial.