PayPal UK launches customer tool to combat Phishing

PayPal UK launches customer tool to combat Phishing

According to PayPal research, conducted by Opinium, over half (58%) of UK internet users are currently at risk of a phishing attack; having admitted to responding to a phishing email or clicking on a link in it.

This is clearly a problem for UK PayPal users and one that PayPal have worked to help combat with today’s release of a free plug-in.

Ever been to a tech festival?

TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe. See what's in store for 2017.

Iconix eMail ID is launched today in an increasing attempt to prevent UK PayPal users from clicking on phishing emails.The plug- in works to identify all genuine emails coming from PayPal by displaying a gold lock next to the genuine emails. The free plugin works for all major email solutions including Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.

Read next: Social media advertising comes of age, gets regulated

Here's some more distraction