ESET Ireland warns of a new online scam, combining the Grindr dating app and a fraudulent website, that extracts money from victims. The scam begins when a Grindr (advertised as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people”) user receives a message from an attractive looking new contact, looking to … More Elaborate online scam targets Irish gay community
How can organizations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? Since human error has a well-documented history of causing many breaches, no organization can afford to overlook the importance of ensuring that its employees are aware of online dangers. This is mainly why the first instalment in our … More Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness
After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait
Is the world as we know it ready for the real impact of deepfakes? Deepfakes are rapidly becoming easier and quicker to create and they’re opening a door into a new form of cybercrime. Although the fake videos are still mostly seen as relatively harmful or even humorous, this craze could take a more sinister … More Deepfakes: When seeing isn’t believing
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?