Email sextortion scam, claiming victim’s paedophilia links, hits Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland warning about scammers claiming they’ll release videos of victims watching illegal pornography unless paid 5000 GBP in Bitcoin. ESET Ireland has registered several related emails being sent to Irish mailboxes, threatening recipients with releasing videos of them watching illegal pornography online, unless they immediately pay the blackmailers 5000 GBP (5,611 EUR) in Bitcoin. The … More Email sextortion scam, claiming victim’s paedophilia links, hits Irish mailboxes

With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure. The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app … More With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

What mounting public concern about falling victim to cybercrime says about government and corporate efforts at cybercrime deterrence. Is the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime increasing? Most people in North America and Europe think it is, based on the surveys that I’ve been looking at. Earlier this year the European Union published the … More Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

ESET is awarded first place in VB Spam Email Security Comparative Review

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been awarded a VBSpam+ certification in a recent report from Virus Bulletin, a world-renowned independent testing and certification body.  The ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server software has been awarded this certification in the VBSpam Email Security Comparative Review March 2019. The review analyzed 11 full email security … More ESET is awarded first place in VB Spam Email Security Comparative Review

A closer look at “sextortion” scams

Cyberblackmail/sextortion again raises its not-so-pretty little head. For more than 30 years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting people get rid of viruses and other malicious software.  In the course of doing so, I’ve often been asked questions about computer security-related topics that are not product-specific.  Some are simple or easily answered; some are complex … More A closer look at “sextortion” scams

When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams

Roses are red, violets are blue, watch out for these scams or it may happen to you. The embrace of online dating services, such as dating apps or virtual places to meet people, is a phenomenon that has occurred worldwide. According to GlobalWebindex, in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, apps and dating sites are accepted … More When love becomes a nightmare: Online dating scams