Homoglyph attacks: high-value targets are protected by ESET The Cypriot security watchdog, CSIRT, warns about a fake PayPal site that spreads the Nemty ransomware using a so-called homoglyph attack. Homoglyph attacks rely on replacing characters in addresses with ones that look similar – or even optically identical – but are actually different, as they belong to different … More The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection
ESET researchers discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app, and is capable of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication. There is a new Trojan preying on Android users, and it has some nasty tricks up its sleeve. First detected by ESET in November 2018, the malware combines the … More Android Trojan steals money from PayPal accounts even with 2FA on
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has disclosed that up to 40,000 customers may have been affected by a recent compromise of the company’s checkout process. The attack was accomplished by implanting a rogue script into the company’s payment page code on oneplus.net. The script was intended to harvest credit card details while they were being entered by customers, … More Up to 40,000 OnePlus customers potentially hit by credit card hack
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
Recent phishing scams targeted both Gmail and Yahoo, and now attackers have their sights set on PayPal with some very convincing bait. With fake websites and email campaigns that look real, it’s easy to be fooled, and potentially have your identity and money stolen by scammers. Here’s how it happens. First, there’s an email with … More PayPal users targeted in sophisticated new phishing campaign
On Friday, October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Because the attacks targeted the Domain Name System (DNS) that makes sure information requests on the internet are delivered to the right address, a lot of normal activities such as online shopping, … More 10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks
ESET Ireland talked to Waterford man who was scammed out of nearly €400 online. “I sound really thick, don’t I? For getting caught twice. But it looked so routine…” Christy from Waterford started telling us his story of being scammed online. “I use my tablet and phone every day to send and receive emails and use … More I wasn’t scammed just once, but twice!