British teen Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, aka “narko” has been sentenced for his role in a 2013 attack which slowed the internet around the world. Mcdonagh was sentenced at Southwark crown court to 240 hours of community service for the attack, thought to be the “biggest cyber attack in history”. The massive DDoS attack targeted junk… More British teen sentenced for massive internet attack
Today, ESET researchers reveal a family of Linux malware that stayed under the radar for more than 5 years. We have named this family Linux/Mumblehard. A white paper about this threat is available for download on WeLiveSecuriy. There are two components in the Mumblehard malware family: a backdoor and a spamming daemon. They are both… More Unboxing Linux Malware: Spam from your servers
ESET Ireland advises Apple fans keen to get their hands on the Apple Watch to think before they click, after hackers exploited a wave of enthusiasm around the launch with a phishing scam linked to a fake giveaway. As reported by Computer Business Review, victims were enticed on social networks by the offer of a free Apple… More Hackers phish for data with fake Apple Watch giveaway
Scammers are keeping busy, sending all sorts of attempts to get to your personal info, which they can then proceed to abuse. This week ESET Ireland received a good deal of this particular sort of spam email. As people conditioned to believe the credibility of “brand names”, adding “Google”, “Gmail” and “Microsoft Windows” to an… More No, there’s no Google Lottery, sorry.
ESET Ireland warns that Irish computers are being targeted by an email scam involving the name of the Bank of Ireland and redirecting to a fraudulent Polish address. ESET Ireland is regularly monitoring email scams targeting Irish mailboxes. In the past few days we have seen an increased frequency of the following message: Subject: … More No, Bank of Ireland isn’t running a routine security check on your account
Are we all getting €138.50 back from the taxman? No. But scammers with an Italian link are trying to convince Irish recipients they’re legit by sending a mail as Gaeilge. ESET Ireland has detected many samples of an email, targeting Irish mailboxes, which has a subject “Tax Refund Application” and reads: From: Revenue – Irish… More Italian job? Tax refund scam as Gaeilge in Irish mailboxes
Recent research shows that about 60% of spam comes from US companies, and only about 10% from Russia and Ukraine. Whenever ESET Ireland warns the public of some new spam or scam that’s hitting Irish mailboxes, we inevitably get asked the question, where is this all coming from, who is behind it. Now we have… More It’s not the Russians, six out of ten top email spammers come from USA