Phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

The latest ESET research demonstrates yet again that phishing attacks are still taking place and continuing to evolve as the WhatsApp scam attempt shows. Since early 2018, some of your WhatsApp contacts may have sent you a very interesting offer for sport shoes. The message suggests that Adidas is offering 2,500 pairs of shoes to … More Phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

Tech support scams and the call of the void

The importance of providing the best possible after-sales service to customers. L’appel du vide is an expression meaning “the call of the void”, with a similar meaning to what Poe called The Imp of the Perverse: you might define it informally as the sudden irresistible urge to do something harmful, to oneself or perhaps to others. I … More Tech support scams and the call of the void

Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking

Scammers have been surprisingly successful at distributing a modified version of Windows Movie Maker that aims to collect money from unaware users. The spread of the scam (which itself is far from new) has been boosted by search engine optimization of the crooks’ website, as well as continuing demand for Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft’s free video editing … More Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking

Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam is back

ESET Ireland warns Irish computer users to be on the lookout for the latest revival of the Irish Water online scam, phishing for their credit and debit card details. ESET Ireland warns that a classic among scams custom made for Irish computer users, is doing the rounds again. Coming in the form of an email … More Irish Water themed card-stealing online phishing scam is back

Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware. In a typical technical support scam operation, fraudsters will work their way through the telephone book, ringing up people under the … More Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers