Eir scam phishing for payment cards and passwords

ESET Ireland is warning about the latest phishing scam, targeting Eir customers. A poorly spelled email pretending to come from Eir is trying to catch the Irish unaware, claiming there’s a problem with Direct Debit payment and threatening to suspend their “eir Broadband and eir TV services within the next 24 hours”: Subject: eir Unable … More Eir scam phishing for payment cards and passwords

Thanksgiving scam in Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland has spotted a Thanksgiving scam targeting Irish mailboxes, although I guess no one told the scammers we don’t do Thanksgiving in Ireland. The email claims the receiver has a Thanksgiving card waiting for them, and appears to come from someone that calls themselves bananaking: If one clicks the “View Card” button, which they … More Thanksgiving scam in Irish mailboxes

MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

Let me start with some full disclosure: I pay MailChimp a decent wedge of cash each month to send out newsletters to readers of my personal blog, and I’m quite a fan. Sending email to a large number of people reliably can be fraught with problems, and I would rather spend my time creating useful … More MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

New Amazon email scam

Amazon customers are the latest victims of an email scam, warns Get Safe Online. Fraudsters claiming to be from Amazon have sent out thousands of emails to consumers, telling them that there is a ‘problem’ with their order. To resolve the alleged issue, the email asks customers to confirm ‘certain information’ by clicking on a … More New Amazon email scam

New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

Year-end celebrations are close and many people are looking to book their plane tickets to visit relatives and friends. As expected, cybercriminals are looking to exploit users over the festive period – social engineering techniques are frequent over the holidays, as demonstrated by a scam that is promising people free flight tickets. What is the … More New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

‘Netflix cancellation’ mail phishes for user info

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing email purporting to come from Netflix, claiming cancelled account. You know the drill by now. A known company or institution name, a warning email and a link to click, to make it all good again. If it’s not Revenue, AIB or Bank of Ireland, it’s PayPal, iTunes or as this … More ‘Netflix cancellation’ mail phishes for user info