ESET Ireland talked to Waterford man who was scammed out of nearly €400 online. “I sound really thick, don’t I? For getting caught twice. But it looked so routine…” Christy from Waterford started telling us his story of being scammed online. “I use my tablet and phone every day to send and receive emails and use … More I wasn’t scammed just once, but twice!
It’s that time of the year when the information security industry takes part in its annual tradition: coming up with cybercrime predictions and trends for the next 12 months. These lists usually range from the mundane to the bizarre, the lighthearted to the dire (perhaps depending on the predictors’ consumption of eggnog and/or dystopian sci-fi media). Many … More ESET predictions and trends for cybercrime in 2016
The festive season is now in full swing. The tree is up, the decorations are done and some of the presents are even ready to be wrapped. Perhaps you’ve already bought whiskey and carrots for Santa and his reindeers. Not a bad effort, we’re sure you’ll agree. For others, the story is the exact opposite: no … More 12 tree-mendous security tips for Christmas
ESET has collaborated with Microsoft, CERT.PL and various law enforcement bodies around the world to disrupt known Dorkbot botnets by sinkholing their C&C servers. ESET shared technical analysis, statistical information about the malware used, and known command and control servers’ domains and IPs. We also were able to leverage our historical knowledge of this threat … More News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted
Technology seems to have come a long way since the turn of the century. Back then, most of us had sturdy, box-like desktops with a connection to the internet that was sluggishly slow by today’s standards. Social networks were still in their infancy, online banking didn’t exist and no one had even heard of apps. … More 4 top security tips for parents
Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to offer some fantastic deals at low prices. But it’s also a time of year when cybercriminal scams are aplenty. Here are six top tips to help ensure its a fun and safe experience. Spot those phishing emails Phishing emails are often used by criminals trying to steal your … More You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance