How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe

What are some common ploys targeting PayPal users? Here’s what you should watch out for when using the popular payment service. PayPal is one of the key players in the field of online payment providers, operating as a payment processor for popular online marketplaces, auction websites, as well as other commercial sellers. Popular brands such … More How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, … More Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

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

The ABCs of Anti-Phishing and Web Access Protection

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