What were the main email scams in Ireland in January?

ESET Ireland looks at Electric Ireland, Bank of Ireland and “looking for love” scams targeting Irish mailboxes this January. For years now, Ireland has proven a profitable target for cybercriminals. Which is why they persistently keep coming back for more. Varieties and new forms of phishing scams or infecting links keep finding their way into… More What were the main email scams in Ireland in January?

Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too

An old “domain registration” scam is trying to catch Irish businesses off guard. The email we received follows the same pattern as similar “domain registration” scams we’ve seen in the past, going as far back as 2004. But it seems a certain number of people are still falling for it, which is why the cybercriminals… More Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too

5 things you need to know about social engineering

Social engineering plays an important part in a significant number of cyberattacks, however big, small or sophisticated the crime is. In fact, as ESET’s senior researcher David Harley has previously observed, it has “been a constant all through the life of internet security”. But what is it exactly? In its broadest sense, social engineering is… More 5 things you need to know about social engineering

British teen sentenced for massive internet attack

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

Unboxing Linux Malware: Spam from your servers

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

Hackers phish for data with fake Apple Watch giveaway

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