Expecting a Christmas gift package? Careful with the latest An Post scam

ESET Ireland warns of an email imitating An Post, claiming victims have an undelivered package waiting for pickup, taking advantage of increased Covid and Christmas season online shopping trends An email, bearing the logotype and references to An Post is finding its way into Irish mailboxes, taking advantage of the fact that an increasing number … More Expecting a Christmas gift package? Careful with the latest An Post scam

Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Tips for buying gifts and not receiving coal

While shopping for the perfect presents, be on the lookout for naughty cybercriminals trying to ruin your Christmas cheer by tricking you out of both gifts and money. In the words of the famous song, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and in the run-up to one of the most anticipated holidays of … More Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Tips for buying gifts and not receiving coal

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, … More Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

The cache of data sitting wide open on a server included full names, national ID numbers and credit card data. A wide range of sensitive information of millions of hotel guests has been discovered sitting on an unsecured server and accessible for anyone to view. The data was stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services … More Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19