The going prices are lower than you probably think – your credit card details, for example, can sell for a few bucks. It’s no news that the dark web is rife with offers of stolen data that ranges from pilfered credit card information and hijacked payment services accounts to hacked social media accounts. Anyone interested … More How much is your personal data worth on the dark web?
An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop. ESET researchers in Latin America have spotted fraudulent websites that impersonate PayPal and attempt to trick users into handing over considerably more than ‘only’ their access credentials to the payment service. The ruse … More Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins
ESET Ireland warns of a new online scam, combining the Grindr dating app and a fraudulent website, that extracts money from victims. The scam begins when a Grindr (advertised as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people”) user receives a message from an attractive looking new contact, looking to … More Elaborate online scam targets Irish gay community
An email, pretending to be a reminder from An Post to renew the TV Licence, leads to a phishing website that steals payment card details. An email from a Brazil-linked address has been landing in Irish mailboxes lately, claiming to come from An Post, the subject stating “Your TV Licence is about to expire”: “Dear … More TV Licence scam email targeting Ireland
With an average of 200 online accounts to create passwords for, using a password manager is a modern necessity. Research from Dashlane in 2015 estimated that the average internet user in the UK had 118 accounts registered to a single email address. That number is thought to be growing by 14% per year, so in … More Why you need a password manager