Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?

Being at your beck and call is central to the “personality” of your digital friend, but there are situations when the device could use some time off. Do you start the day with “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” Many of you may have a digital friend at home, an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri … More Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?

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

Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

Another Netflix-themed scam takes aim at Irish viewers

ESET Ireland warns Irish viewers to avoid the latest version of an old phishing scam, pretending to come from Netflix and claiming their account has been suspended. Previously spotted and warned about in the US, the official-looking email, pretending to come from Netflix is now also targeting Irish users, claiming their account has been suspended … More Another Netflix-themed scam takes aim at Irish viewers

This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

The message starts off with the kind of information that is apt to send shivers down the spines of many binge-watchers. The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning late last year about an email-borne scam campaign in which fraudsters impersonate the streaming giant Netflix and phish for people’s personal information. This variation of a … More This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

Trends 2018: Critical infrastructure attacks on the rise

Healthcare sectors, critical manufacturing, food production and transportation also said to be targets for cybercriminals. Cyberthreats to critical infrastructure jumped into the headlines in 2017, starting with a Reuters report in January that a recent power outage in Ukraine “was a cyber-attack”. In last year’s Trends report we said that we expected infrastructure attacks to “continue to … More Trends 2018: Critical infrastructure attacks on the rise

Convincing fake Netflix page phishing for victims’ credit cards

ESET Ireland warns users to look out for a well made fake Netflix page, that includes a security certificate, but collects’ victims’ credit card numbers for the cybercriminals. A genuine-looking email was received by ESET Ireland, appearing to be a warning about an expiring Netflix subscription, titled “Your cancellation confirmation”, claiming the user’s payment at … More Convincing fake Netflix page phishing for victims’ credit cards