After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait
Forget balaclavas or hoodies; these cybercriminals are hiding in plain sight. In my days when I worked for the police, we would constantly try to profile criminals because it made our investigations easier. We would even regularly use specialist criminal profilers and psychologists to help with slow cases in order to gather additional clues, which … More What makes a cybercriminal?
Irish email addresses are being targeted by a phishing scam, using a DHL package as bait. Irish recipients can get an email claiming it’s from DHL and is informing them they’ve got a package to pick up: Upon clicking on the links provided, the phishing victim is taken to a fake DHL log in page: … More Fake “DHL package” email for Irish users
The attack, called “Thermanator”, could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard. A team of academics from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have presented a type of attack that could enable a malefactor to … More Attackers could use heat traces left on keyboard to steal passwords
Lloyd’s of London has reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster. According to the Guardian, average losses from a crippling cyberattack are estimated to be around $53 billion. However, insurers are unable to give a specific estimate, due to the complexity of cyberattacks and the lack of historical data available. … More A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion
The number of holidaymakers being targeted by cybercriminals has risen by nearly 20% compared to last year, with online fraudsters stealing some £7.2 million from nearly 6,000 unsuspecting travellers over the last 12 months. That is the alarming main finding from a new report by the London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which found that … More Holidaymakers warned against increased threat from online fraudsters
We know that cybercriminals are almost always seeking financial gain, but it seems that this is not usually what young cybercriminals have in mind when they take their first steps over to the “dark side”. For example, an interesting report by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) found that many are not necessarily motivated by financial reward. … More What motivates some young people to become cybercriminals?