An email, pretending to be a reminder from An Post to renew the TV Licence, leads to a phishing website that steals payment card details. An email from a Brazil-linked address has been landing in Irish mailboxes lately, claiming to come from An Post, the subject stating “Your TV Licence is about to expire”: “Dear … More TV Licence scam email targeting Ireland
The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks. The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a stark warning to universities across the country, urging them to be on their guard against cyberattacks. The main risk is, in fact, two-fold. Firstly, it comes from ne’er-do-wells seeking financial gain via … More Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks
One of the most prevalent forms of cyber-attacks, phishing takes the form of an email or a text message designed to trick us into giving up our personal information. A phishing email may be disguised to look as though it comes from a financial institution such as a bank. The aim of the email … More What is Phishing and why is it a problem?
No business, whether large or small, can afford to ignore cybersecurity, and the pressure to protect businesses is mounting as cybercriminals hone their skills to target a company’s weakest points. While bigger corporations generally have large IT departments to respond to evolving threats such as crypto-jacking and ransomware attacks, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t … More Keeping your business safe
ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest point since September 2018. Not surprisingly, cybercriminals were quick to notice this development and started upping their … More ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play able to phish and scam users out of cryptocurrency
The latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group offers a mixed bag of findings about the phishing landscape in 2018. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its latest Phishing Activity Trends Report, which shows that the number of fraudulent websites designed to steal people’s sensitive data fell as 2018 went on. The drop – from … More Payment processors remain phishers’ favorites
ESET Ireland warns Irish businesses to pay attention to a fraudulent email phishing for login details to Microsoft Office 365. The email pretends to come from the “Azure team” of Microsoft Office 365 and claims that the potential victim’s subscription will be disabled unless they “update their information”. Once clicking on the “Update account information” … More Irish businesses warned to avoid a Microsoft Office 365 phishing scam