Most of the White House’s email domains have yet to deploy an email authentication protocol known as DMARC that is designed to reduce the risk of attackers impersonating legitimate email addresses for distributing spam or phishing messages. Nearly all email domains overseen by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the United States – … More Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams
We’ve written about phishing scams targeting Irish Revenue in great detail before. Here, here and here. And here. And here. You get the picture. But, because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some more pictures of one of the varieties, so you can avoid it, if you encounter it. 1. It starts … More Another example of the familiar Revenue phishing scam
Gone are the days of chain letters! Back then, all victims of fabricated falsehoods had to lose was time and possibly a few bucks for stamps. Compared to these old-school hoaxes, there’s much more at stake with their modern cousins – often designed well enough to manipulate their audience into doing something without even realizing it. … More Can you spot a hoax in the flood of news? Can your children?
Do you ever get that feeling that advertisers are stalking your every move? At this point, most of us can recite a story from our own personal experience or that of a close friend or family member, where an ad had a particularly spooky kind of relevance. This sort of targeted marketing is not necessarily … More Six tips to help you avoid targeted marketing
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