A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes

Once again ESET Ireland is warning Irish users to avoid falling for the latest Revenue “tax refund” scam. As usual, the scam arrives in the form of a phishing email, pretending to be from Revenue, saying: “Due to a technical issue, we are unable to process your tax refund and the procedure is currently on … More A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes

It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Ireland wins New Business Champion Award 2016

…but the real winner is the security conscious Irish IT and business, with their maturity when it comes to understanding the modern threatscape. All members of the global ESET family gather once per year for the World Partner Conference, where new products and releases are announced and discussed, experience in fighting cybercrime is shared and … More ESET Ireland wins New Business Champion Award 2016

Irish Water and Electric Ireland customers targeted in latest online scams

ESET Ireland warns of a new scamming campaign targeting Irish Water customers, as well as the re-appearance of an older scam which aims at Electric Ireland customers. Wexford-based ESET Ireland’s cyber security experts are reporting a new surge of phishing emails, trying to scam Irish users for money. While scams abusing the names of known Irish banks are still doing … More Irish Water and Electric Ireland customers targeted in latest online scams

If you were a victim of cybercrime, should you report it?

The short answer is – yes! But ESET Ireland takes a closer look at how to go about reporting cybercrime. Ireland is increasingly under attack by scammers, ransomware and other types of online financial fraud. Most victims, however, worry most about restoring their data or securing their credit cards, rather than reporting the incident to … More If you were a victim of cybercrime, should you report it?

42,000 Irish emails breached? Change passwords now!

ESET Ireland recommends Irish computer users change their email passwords in light of the suggested global email breach. Last week it was reported a massive global email breach has occurred. Allegedly 272 million email accounts were compromised in one of the largest revealed data breaches to date. ESET Ireland, however, cannot confirm this, as the … More 42,000 Irish emails breached? Change passwords now!

Ireland worst affected by Nemucod ransomware delivering trojan

ESET finds that Nemucod, the top infecting malware of recent weeks has a 15,82% world detection rate, but a 50,42% detection rate in Ireland ESET Ireland warns users against an increased number of infected emails containing a malicious attachment, which downloads and installs ransomware onto an infected device. When opened, it encrypts victims‘ files on … More Ireland worst affected by Nemucod ransomware delivering trojan