Once again ESET Ireland is warning Irish users to avoid falling for the latest Revenue “tax refund” scam. As usual, the scam arrives in the form of a phishing email, pretending to be from Revenue, saying: “Due to a technical issue, we are unable to process your tax refund and the procedure is currently on … More A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes
Fitness-tracking apps use dodgy in-app payments to steal money from unaware iPhone and iPad users. Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple’s Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users. The dodgy payment mechanism used by the apps is activated while victims are scanning their fingerprint seemingly for fitness-tracking purposes. There … More Scam iOS apps promise fitness, steal money instead
Irish email addresses are being targeted by a phishing scam, using a DHL package as bait. Irish recipients can get an email claiming it’s from DHL and is informing them they’ve got a package to pick up: Upon clicking on the links provided, the phishing victim is taken to a fake DHL log in page: … More Fake “DHL package” email for Irish users
What are the emotional triggers and errors in judgment that make you fall for an online scam? Con artists have been plying their trade since time immemorial, but the internet opened the floodgates to a whole new level of swindling. It has allowed fraudsters to take aim at an endless number of victims and at … More Scams and flaws: Why we get duped
As another confusing message spreads, we look at Facebook privacy, cloning, and hacking. Here’s an edited version of a post about Facebook account cloning I posted last year (2017) which has been getting a lot of hits recently. Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a … More Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited
Fraudsters are using bogus apps to convince users of three Indian banks to divulge their personal data. Another set of fake banking apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. Claiming to increase the credit card limit for users of three Indian banks, the malicious apps phish for credit card details and … More Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data
ESET Ireland looks at the latest scam targeting Irish users, using their passwords as bait, mentioning adult websites and trying to extort large sums of money. “It is just so unfortunate. I’m aware login123 is your password. More importantly, I know about your secret and I’ve evidence of this,” says an email received by many … More They have my password, now they’re blackmailing me!