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?
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!
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
…which seems to have taken a hit recently. In fact, several hits, at any rate in terms of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. The Irish Independent reports Multiple government websites down as servers under ‘DDoS attack’. John Leyden, writing for The Register, has also followed the story/stories, with his most recent (at the time … More DDoS and the Luck of the Irish…
It should have been a great week for the Irish Lottery, with the largest jackpot (12 million euros) for 18 months up for grabs. However, things didn’t run entirely smoothly in the run-up to the Wednesday night draw. Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), which runs the Irish Lottery, confirmed in a statement that it suffered a … More Irish lottery and ticket terminals knocked offline by DDoS attack