ESET Ireland warns of an Irish Revenue phishing scam, that is using compromised HTTPS secured websites for its dirty work. Internet security experts from ESET Ireland are warning Irish computer users about an online scam, that uses a forged Irish Tax and Customs email, to redirect victims to compromised valid HTTPS secured websites hosting the … More Latest Irish Revenue scam: HTTPS doesn’t always mean you’re safe!
ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users against opening an attachment to a faked Eir email, as it contains dangerous ransomware, which will lock your files and demand payment to unlock them. ESET Ireland has come across another dangerous spam email. This one pretends to come from Eir and says: Clicking the link will … More Dangerous ransomware arriving as fraudulent Eir bill email
Email phishing scams are among the oldest threats we’ve been encountering and warning about. Also known as ‘419 scams’ (named after the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud) or ‘advance-fee scams’, they usually promise the victim a large sum of money, but they have to pay a bunch of ‘fees’ to the scammers … More Email phishing is old, but not dead
A spambot has leaked more than 700 million email addresses and passwords publicly in a huge data breach. The data dump occurred thanks to a misconfigured spambot, dubbed ‘Onliner’, and was discovered by a Paris-based security researcher known as Benkow. Troy Hunt, an Australian computer security expert, who runs the breach website, Have I Been Pwned … More More than 700 million email addresses leaked in huge data breach
Should you really be clicking on those links you just received in your email? Despite all the headlines about zero-day threats and state-sponsored attacks, the rather less dramatic truth is that the majority of security incidents start with a user simply clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment – threats that we’ve … More Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links in fight against phishing threats
Journalist Kevin Townsend asked my opinion on a report from de Montfort University (in Leicester, in the UK) offering analysis of what the report calls ‘splash pages’ of various examples of ransomware, and claiming to show that ‘whilst there was a wide variation in the construction of ransomware splash screens, there was a good degree of commonality, … More Social engineering and ransomware
Watch out! There’s a WhatsApp account thief about! Have you received an email claiming to come from WhatsApp that warns that you have been using the service for more than one year and that it’s time to take out a subscription? Beware! The emails are, of course, a scam designed to trick you into clicking … More Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts