Abandoning a domain name can come back to bite you, research shows

A domain name once left behind can catch up with you – by giving fraudsters access to a treasure trove of sensitive information. Cybercriminals can use an abandoned domain name to obtain all manner of private information belonging to the company that formerly owned the domain, as well as to its clients and employees, a researcher … More Abandoning a domain name can come back to bite you, research shows

Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen. Online cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com has confirmed that for a period of time yesterday some visitors could have been redirected to a phishing site designed to steal users’ credentials and – ultimately – empty their cryptocurrency wallets. According to reports, whoever was behind the attack may have successfully stolen approximately US … More Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams

Most of the White House’s email domains have yet to deploy an email authentication protocol known as DMARC that is designed to reduce the risk of attackers impersonating legitimate email addresses for distributing spam or phishing messages. Nearly all email domains overseen by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the United States – … More Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams

Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too

An old “domain registration” scam is trying to catch Irish businesses off guard. The email we received follows the same pattern as similar “domain registration” scams we’ve seen in the past, going as far back as 2004. But it seems a certain number of people are still falling for it, which is why the cybercriminals … More Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too

Recycled old scams baiting Irish companies

At Reflex – ESET Ireland we received quite a few relatively official-looking scam emails recently referring to “domain registration”.  Here’s a typical one: All Irish companies receiving such mail should know this is a scam. The idea is to get you to register the name that the ‘other company wants to register’, obviously at a … More Recycled old scams baiting Irish companies