ESET Ireland keep monitoring and informing about the most widespread phishing scams, trying to make victims out of Irish computer users. Here is an overview of the most common ones in in the past month. Early October was marked by fake Irish Revenue emails, in light of increased advertising of the tax return deadline. ESET … More How was October phishing in Ireland?
ESET Ireland warns of FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland names abused by scammers in phishing emails sent to Irish mailboxes. Another week, another variation of the old phishing scams hitting Irish mailboxes. This week the scammers are telling us Bank of Ireland wants us to update our account, Tesco wants to add €120 to … More What’s scamming this week? FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland
ESET Ireland has been following a surge of phishing emails redirecting users to faked banking, PayPal and Microsoft account sites for harvesting login details. Although a surprisingly large number of people still use passwords like “12345” or “password” for their various accounts, cybercriminals have taken an easier route than trying to hack into peoples’ accounts. … More How to hack someone’s account? Ask them for their password!
Irish computer users are on the receiving end of another nasty spam. Pretending to be from the Bank of Ireland it claims users will receive a new credit card, but that they will also have to activate their current one online if they wish to continue using it. Attached is a supposed “activation” information file, … More CyberThreats Daily: A new twist on an old scam