Two interesting cyberthreats targeting the Irish this week

ESET Ireland picks malware-carrying spam as Gaeilge and a Bitcoin-related pyramid scheme as the threats of the week to Irish computer users The cybersecurity company ESET Ireland comes across many cyberthreats each week, but some of them stick out due to their particularities. This week the first that stood out was a long spam email … More Two interesting cyberthreats targeting the Irish this week

Fake Vodafone bill spreads trojan malware

ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users to watch out for an email that pretends to come from Vodafone, but carries the Nemucod trojan. ESET Ireland has come across another widely targeted malicious email. This one pretends to be a bill from Vodafone: Clicking on the “Click here to view your bill” link downloads a … More Fake Vodafone bill spreads trojan malware

Fake BT bill carries ransomware-delivering trojan

ESET Ireland warns that the nasty Nemucod malware is back as the malicious payload of a fake BT bill. At ESET Ireland we’ve been informing the public about Nemucod for a while. About a year ago it was one of the prevalent malware infections in Ireland with a 50,42% detection rate, while the global average … More Fake BT bill carries ransomware-delivering trojan

Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

Introduction After our recent joint blog Support scams now reign in Spain, Josep Albors was contacted by a Spanish online newspaper asking for further information and general commentary. So here, first, is my general commentary on the evolution of the tech support scam and why the current high incidence of reports in Spain (and, to … More Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

Monthly Threat Report: February 2017

The Top Ten Threats 1. Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos Previous Ranking: 1 Percentage Detected:5.81 % This is a Trojan which tries to download other malware from the Internet. It collects information about the operating system, including settings and the computer’s IP address. Then, it attempts to send the information it has gathered to a remote machine. It can … More Monthly Threat Report: February 2017