What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

From time to time, our readers raise questions or issues related to topics that concern, or simply interest them. One such issue was brought up recently by a Twitter user, who asked us: “Do you have any posts discussing the risk to banks when people use their cell phone inside them, ignoring the security guards?” … More What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

The new Android banking malware ESET recently discovered on Google Play was spotted in the wild again, targeting more banks. Further investigation of this resurfacing threat has uncovered its code was built using source code that was made public a couple of months ago. The previous version was detected by ESET as Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU (version 1.1 … More Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

Sunny with a chance of stolen credentials: Malicious weather app found on Google Play

See also Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet. Android users were the target of new banking malware with screen locking capabilities, which was disguised as a weather forecast app on Google Play. Detected by ESET as Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU, the malware was a trojanized version of the otherwise benign weather forecast application Good … More Sunny with a chance of stolen credentials: Malicious weather app found on Google Play

Intense phishing campaign targeting Bank of Ireland customers

ESET Ireland warns of a new, widespread phishing spam campaign bombarding Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from Bank of Ireland’s 365 Online service. Nearly all the spam emails ESET Ireland has intercepted in the past week, belonged to varieties of this phishing campaign. The emails targeting Irish mailboxes claim the user’s 365 Online account will … More Intense phishing campaign targeting Bank of Ireland customers

Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble?

For years now, ESET Ireland has been reporting on various banking scams that have been plaguing Irish online banking users. Every week we see fraudulent mobile text messages, fake websites, redirected links and new varieties of spam emails claiming to come from the Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank, etc, asking the user to “update … More Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble?

Nemucod now spreading banking trojans

ESET researchers noticed a huge outbreak of a new Spy.Banker variant, detected as Spy.Banker.ADEA. Nemucod has previously been one of the most detected malwares in Ireland. On the morning of Friday August 12th, at around 12pm CET this new variant was spotted in Brazil. Similar to previous ones used by other banking trojans in South America, … More Nemucod now spreading banking trojans