What is it like to defeat cybercrime? Have a peek into how computer forensics professionals help bring cybercriminals to justice. Many people ask me about what it was like working for law enforcement. More often than not, however, they are actually enquiring about how computer crime is truly investigated. Whether it’s questions about how accurately … More How to catch a cybercriminal?
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