Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by Romance and BEC scam ring

Elderly men and women were the main targets of the Romance and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams operated by the fraudsters. A United States Army Reservist has been sentenced to 46 months and ordered to and pay approximately US$1.8 million in restitution after he was found to be involved in a scheme to commit romance and business email … More Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by Romance and BEC scam ring

ProtonMail forced to log user’s IP address after an order from Swiss authorities

Following the incident the company has updated its website and privacy policy to clarify its legal obligations to its userbase. ProtonMail a Swiss-based secure email provider has been at the center of some controversy after it was forced to share the IP address of one of its clients, a climate activist, with law enforcement agencies … More ProtonMail forced to log user’s IP address after an order from Swiss authorities

Vaccine passport flaw: analysis

ESET’s cybersecurity expert Marc-Étienne Léveillé analyses in-depth the Quebec’s vaccine proof apps VaxiCode and VaxiCode Verif. The launch of the mobile applications allowing the storage and verification of the vaccination passport by the Quebec government (VaxiCode and VaxiCode Verif) has caused a lot of ink to flow last week. It is with good reason; the … More Vaccine passport flaw: analysis