Banking Malware: Countering the threats with certified (browser) protection

These days, there isn’t much that can’t be done on mobile, and that includes banking. Banking apps are quickly becoming the go to method of managing finances, and as a result, mobile banking malware targeting Android phones has become a serious and somewhat underestimated threat. For malware creators motivated by financial gain, banking apps provide … More Banking Malware: Countering the threats with certified (browser) protection

The aftermath of a data breach: A personal story

Criminals used my account to launder credit card transactions into cash, at least where the company transacted with was willing to refund. Last week I received a notification from Bank of America advising that my credit card may have been part of a compromise at an undisclosed merchant. The email does mention that there may … More The aftermath of a data breach: A personal story

Saks and Lord & Taylor stores suffer data breach exposing five million bank cards

Cybercriminals are believed to have stolen information for more than five million credit and debit cards that shoppers had used at dozens of Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores mainly in the United States between May 2017 and March 2018. Canada-based department store operator Hudson’s Bay Co. has disclosed that it fell victim … More Saks and Lord & Taylor stores suffer data breach exposing five million bank cards

A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing scam targeting Irish FarmVille players. Farmville was once the most played game on Facebook, with over 80 million players worldwide, but although its popularity has declined significantly since then, it still has over 30 million followers. So, it’s not at all surprising that cybercriminals have chosen this group as … More A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble?

For years now, ESET Ireland has been reporting on various banking scams that have been plaguing Irish online banking users. Every week we see fraudulent mobile text messages, fake websites, redirected links and new varieties of spam emails claiming to come from the Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank, etc, asking the user to “update … More Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble?

Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud

UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has advised banks not to offer compensation to victims of online fraud, arguing that the increased risk will encourage people to better protect themselves against cybercrime. Speaking in an interview with The Times, Mr. Hogan-Howe suggested that by removing the safety blanket of compensation, internet users would think … More Banks ‘should not compensate’ victims of online fraud

Different nations’ online banking habits: better safe than sorry?

Would you bank online without the protection of security software? If your answer is “no, don’t be silly”, then you are in agreement with the more than 77% of British internet users who make sure they have a security solution in place when using online financial services. This is according to a survey conducted by … More Different nations’ online banking habits: better safe than sorry?