Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

The scam machine shows no signs of slowing down, as fraudsters dispense bogus health advice, peddle fake testing kits and issue malware-laced purchase orders. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging outside, people are hunkering down inside their houses. Companies are shifting to remote work and urging their employees to work from home while cities, even whole countries, are … More Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Fake or not fake – that is the question

An interview with ESET’s Lukáš Štefanko on the thin line between what deserves the name “security app” and what can be called fake. ESET’s analysis of shady apps pretending to be security – or “antivirus” – apps that were discovered on Google Play left some questions unanswered. Lukáš Štefanko, who did the research, speaks about its wider … More Fake or not fake – that is the question

Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds

ESET Ireland warns about the latest phishing scam flooding Irish mailboxes, pretending it’s from Irish Water asking for ‘account maintenance’. With people expecting Irish Water refunds, many may be tempted to click. Irish Water’s official website states ‘The legislation to refund Domestic Water Charges has now passed and refunds have begun.’ So the cybercriminals are wasting … More Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds