Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious

In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record-high 301,000 complaints of internet-facilitated fraud and other cybercrimes in 2017, with reported losses adding up to $1.42 billion. Pegged at over $676 million, … More Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious

Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

A team of academics says that, if exploited, the vulnerabilities can reveal the plain text of encrypted emails, including those sent years ago. The widely-used OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption protocols suffer from weaknesses that may ultimately expose the plain text of encrypted messages to attackers, according to a team of eight academics from German and Belgian universities, who … More Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

ESET Ireland has seen an increase in emails with infected attachments, claiming to be invoices, tricking unwary businesses to click on them and infect themselves. Businesses in Ireland should be on the lookout for brief emails with attachments. ESET Ireland has seen many in the past few weeks, with a subject like “Invoice #39601” or … More Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

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

Dangerous ransomware arriving as fraudulent Eir bill email

ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users against opening an attachment to a faked Eir email, as it contains dangerous ransomware, which will lock your files and demand payment to unlock them. ESET Ireland has come across another dangerous spam email. This one pretends to come from Eir and says:   Clicking the link will … More Dangerous ransomware arriving as fraudulent Eir bill email

Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam is back

ESET Ireland warns Irish computer users to be on the lookout for the latest revival of the Irish Water online scam, phishing for their credit and debit card details. ESET Ireland warns that a classic among scams custom made for Irish computer users, is doing the rounds again. Coming in the form of an email … More Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam is back