Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

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

WannaCry: The Aftermath

Malware targets out-of-date software causing a global outcry and the emails issued to support customers who may have been targeted look suspiciously like phishing emails. Recently WannaCry ransomware targeted computers running Microsoft Windows operating system, by encrypting data and demanding a ransom payment. The digital attack spread across systems that had not updated with recent … More WannaCry: The Aftermath

Holidaymakers warned against increased threat from online fraudsters

The number of holidaymakers being targeted by cybercriminals has risen by nearly 20% compared to last year, with online fraudsters stealing some £7.2 million from nearly 6,000 unsuspecting travellers over the last 12 months. That is the alarming main finding from a new report by the London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which found that … More Holidaymakers warned against increased threat from online fraudsters

A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland looks at a few recent cyber threats arriving by mail in recent weeks, ranging from Tesco Bank phishing to a secret ‘Hungarian admirer’. It’s a numbers game that the cybercriminals are playing. Send out enough spam and a certain percentage of victims will click. So, week after week, we’re seeing new scams or … More A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes