IFA warns advice firms to be ‘on alert’ after phishing attack


Talis said its Microsoft user email accounts were compromised which resulted in a round of fake emails being sent.

“We have reviewed this with our IT consultant and have taken measures to secure all of our accounts. We wish to reassure you that personal information and financial data is held on an entirely separate system which remains secure,” Talis said in a communication to clients and contacts.

It added that emails from the company should be addressed to the recipient personally and will normally direct the recipient to login to their secure client portal. The Ashford-based firm advised recipients to phone the sender if in doubt in the future to confirm the legitimacy of any unexpected communication.

Quartet declined to comment on its cybersecurity breach, but an email sent on Friday and seen by PA, said: “We are sorry that you may have received a malicious email from our email servers. One of our Microsoft user email accounts was compromised…

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