ESET records a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based (s)extortion scams scaring victims into payment

ESET continues to warn users of fraudulent e-mail messages that seek to extort money, especially from people watching online pornographic videos. The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim’s device and has recorded the person while watching pornographic content. The email also asserts that the video has not only captured the … More ESET records a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based (s)extortion scams scaring victims into payment

ESET is awarded first place in VB Spam Email Security Comparative Review

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been awarded a VBSpam+ certification in a recent report from Virus Bulletin, a world-renowned independent testing and certification body.  The ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server software has been awarded this certification in the VBSpam Email Security Comparative Review March 2019. The review analyzed 11 full email security … More ESET is awarded first place in VB Spam Email Security Comparative Review

Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

The repository of email addresses and other records would offer a gold mine of data for scammers. Security researchers have discovered a humongous collection of email addresses and other data that was left sitting on the internet with no protection whatsoever. Bob Diachenko revealed late last week that he’d found an unsecured MongoDB server with more … More Over 2 billion records exposed by email marketing firm

Emotet launches major new spam campaign

The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat. A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular architecture, … More Emotet launches major new spam campaign

Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Top tips to help you avoid being caught receiving or sending phishing-looking emails. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I suspect you live in a state of perpetual vigilance against targeted attacks such as phishing messages. You know that urgent sounding messages from sender addresses that don’t look right, especially if they include … More Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites

Not unlike the Irish Revenue scams, that we’ve covered extensively, UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is “consistently the most abused government brand”, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The United Kingdom’s tax collection authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), initiated the removal of as many as 20,750 websites masquerading as the … More Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites