Old extortion spam email in Irish mailboxes, with a new Coronavirus twist

At ESET Ireland we’ve come across a novel twist on the usual “send money or bad things will happen” extortion spam email, hitting Irish mailboxes. The extortion letter starts in the usual manner, showing a victim’s password, likely gathered from one of the major security breaches over the years, which the victim could recognise as … More Old extortion spam email in Irish mailboxes, with a new Coronavirus twist

Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

In ongoing consultations with clients, large companies named targeted attacks and hacking as two of their biggest security challenges since they can seriously impact the continuity of business activities in an organization. Attackers have many means to infiltrate companies. However, many attacks, don’t require a very high level of technological sophistication. Instead, techniques like targeted social … More Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

New Internet Explorer zero‑day remains unpatched

You may want to implement a workaround or stop using the browser altogether, at least until Microsoft issues a a fix. Microsoft has released a security advisory alerting users to an as-yet unpatched vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that is being exploited in limited targeted attacks. The zero-day, which is tracked as CVE-2020-0674, is a … More New Internet Explorer zero‑day remains unpatched

5 personal (and cheap) data privacy tools that scale for business

Smart selections when starting small can ease the pain as you scale up your company’s privacy infrastructure. If, unlike enterprise customers, you don’t have six figures to spend, what are some things you can do to protect your data that can scale as your business grows? Even if you don’t plan on scaling to an … More 5 personal (and cheap) data privacy tools that scale for business

Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait

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

What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity

Attention-grabbing cyberattacks that use fiendish exploits are probably not the kind of threat that should be your main concern – here’s what your organization should focus on instead. When we hear about breaches, we assume that attackers used some never-before-seen, zero-day exploit to breach our defenses. This situation is normally far from the truth. While … More What you may be getting wrong about cybersecurity