Survey shows rise in robocalls amid COVID‑19 fears

The unsolicited phone calls tout everything from miracle cures to financial relief – here’s how you can stay safe. The public concern and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have offered an array of opportunities for con artists, who have pulled every trick from their books to cash in on people – including by dint of robocalls. … More Survey shows rise in robocalls amid COVID‑19 fears

FBI warns of scam apps amid move to mobile banking

Banking app users are among the top targets for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of the pandemic-induced lockdowns. As the use of mobile banking apps surges during COVID-19 lockdowns, so does the risk that these platforms will be exploited by cybercriminals, warns the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Citing estimates by US financial technology providers, the Bureau’s online … More FBI warns of scam apps amid move to mobile banking

Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

While this time around we can’t report any particularly original or funny scams sticking out, the Irish mailboxes are nevertheless under constant attack. ESET Ireland takes a closer look at the two most common ones encountered in recent weeks. The “Parcel Delivery” Scam The Irish media already covered the “DPD phishing scam”, that was also … More Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

It’s no time to let your guard down as coronavirus fraud remains a threat

Scammers rehash old campaigns, create credit card-stealing websites and repurpose information channels to milk the COVID-19 crisis for all it’s worth. Another week of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost behind us, with countries charting out paths to recovery and in many cases moving to shake off some of the lockdown restrictions. Meanwhile, the crisis has … More It’s no time to let your guard down as coronavirus fraud remains a threat

Sextortion scammers still shilling with stolen passwords

The email includes the potential victim’s password as evidence of a hack, but there is more than meets the eye. Earlier in April, a new sextortion scam campaign was detected making the rounds in countries on both sides of the Atlantic. The spam emails that were detected by ESET’s research laboratory have been trying to … More Sextortion scammers still shilling with stolen passwords