Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

While this time around we can’t report any particularly original or funny scams sticking out, the Irish mailboxes are nevertheless under constant attack. ESET Ireland takes a closer look at the two most common ones encountered in recent weeks. The “Parcel Delivery” Scam The Irish media already covered the “DPD phishing scam”, that was also … More Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its top spot … More PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait

After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait

The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection

Homoglyph attacks: high-value targets are protected by ESET The Cypriot security watchdog, CSIRT, warns about a fake PayPal site that spreads the Nemty ransomware using a so-called homoglyph attack. Homoglyph attacks rely on replacing characters in addresses with ones that look similar – or even optically identical – but are actually different, as they belong to different … More The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection