Holidaymakers warned against increased threat from online fraudsters

The number of holidaymakers being targeted by cybercriminals has risen by nearly 20% compared to last year, with online fraudsters stealing some £7.2 million from nearly 6,000 unsuspecting travellers over the last 12 months. That is the alarming main finding from a new report by the London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which found that … More Holidaymakers warned against increased threat from online fraudsters

Thousands of pounds of tech will be taken on holiday this year but security will be left at home

ESET study reveals that even IT professionals don’t care about security when they are on holiday. With the summer holiday season well underway many families will be getting ready to jet off to sunnier climates, and a new study from ESET has revealed that a quarter of holidaymakers will be packing as many as eight gadgets into … More Thousands of pounds of tech will be taken on holiday this year but security will be left at home

Safe Summer Travels: Being Wi-Fi Wary

When you’re on vacation far from your handy home network, it’s tempting to grab a quick connection through an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot in a café, airport, library or the like. After all, it’s right there, it’s convenient (doesn’t require that complicated security key) and best of all, it’s free. Before you make that connection, stop … More Safe Summer Travels: Being Wi-Fi Wary

Staying cyber-safe on the road? ESET’s ten tips for this summer season

Toothbrush? Check. Towel? Check. Computer, smartphone, tablet? Check. If you are one of those travelers who can’t hit the road without having all the tech gadgets in their suitcase, then you should also be aware of the risks that lurk in the “shadows” of public internet connections, online banking and shopping on the road. But … More Staying cyber-safe on the road? ESET’s ten tips for this summer season

Holiday phishing in the holiday season

ESET Ireland advises caution when receiving holidays-related emails, messages and SMS texts as they could be phishing scams. In the IT security world we have gotten accustomed to many seasonal or event-related scams. There are the usual suspects, the Valentine’s Day scams, St.Patrick’s Day scams, various disaster scams, currently active World Cup scams and then … More Holiday phishing in the holiday season