PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its top spot … More PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams

FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

On the upside, the Bureau recovered more than US$300 million in funds lost to online scams last year. In 2019, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received more than 467,000 cybercrime complaints that caused an estimated US$3.5 billion in losses, according to the Bureau’s annual 2019 Internet Crime Report (IC3). Last year saw both the … More FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years

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

What were the main email scams in Ireland in January?

ESET Ireland looks at Electric Ireland, Bank of Ireland and “looking for love” scams targeting Irish mailboxes this January. For years now, Ireland has proven a profitable target for cybercriminals. Which is why they persistently keep coming back for more. Varieties and new forms of phishing scams or infecting links keep finding their way into … More What were the main email scams in Ireland in January?