A detailed end of the year Revenue refund scam hitting Irish mailboxes

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

Emotet launches major new spam campaign

The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat. A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular architecture, … More Emotet launches major new spam campaign

Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Gary Davis accused of working as an administrator for the notorious dark web marketplace appears in a federal court in New York. A 30-year-old Irish man accused of working for the dark web marketplace Silk Road has been extradited to the United States to face charges. Gary Davis, was arrested in 2014 and charged with being an administrator … More Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

You’ve set up an out-of-office auto-responder and packed your stuff, but have you done all of your “homework” before you rush out the front door for that well-deserved time off? You’re probably taking the vacation to unwind, but it is certainly not the time to put cybersecurity on the back burner. On the contrary, being … More Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

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”

You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just days away, fraudsters are increasingly using all things soccer as bait to reel in unsuspecting fans so that they get more than they bargained for. ESET’s researchers have detected a number of spam emails that are intended to take advantage of the increasing attention that the … More You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious

In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record-high 301,000 complaints of internet-facilitated fraud and other cybercrimes in 2017, with reported losses adding up to $1.42 billion. Pegged at over $676 million, … More Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious