First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings

The infamous vulnerability has been exploited for a cryptocurrency mining campaign, but more damaging attacks may still be in store. Ever since it was discovered six months ago, the BlueKeep vulnerability has had (not only) the cybersecurity community concerned about impending WannaCryptor-style attacks. Earlier in November, Microsoft together with security researchers Kevin Beaumont and Marcus Hutchins shed light on … More First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings

Elaborate online scam targets Irish gay community

ESET Ireland warns of a new online scam, combining the Grindr dating app and a fraudulent website, that extracts money from victims. The scam begins when a Grindr (advertised as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people”) user receives a message from an attractive looking new contact, looking to … More Elaborate online scam targets Irish gay community

Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids

Even if you are careful about what you download, chances are your children will be less cautious. Here’s how you can help them – and your entire family – stay safe… Life without the internet is rather difficult to fathom, and particularly for children the online world holds a magical allure. While many parents are becoming … More Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids

Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. The Android version of the popular virtual keyboard app ai.type has attempted to make over 14 million unauthorized transactions that could have cost the users US$18 million in unwanted charges, … More Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

How can organizations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? Since human error has a well-documented history of causing many breaches, no organization can afford to overlook the importance of ensuring that its employees are aware of online dangers. This is mainly why the first instalment in our … More Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

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