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

This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

The questionnaire measures a range of personality traits to distinguish people who are more prone to taking the bait than others. Researchers have devised a test that gauges a person’s susceptibility to falling for online scams and other types of internet crime. The freely available questionnaire – called “Susceptibility to Persuasion – II” (StP-II) and … More This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

Convincing fake Netflix page phishing for victims’ credit cards

ESET Ireland warns users to look out for a well made fake Netflix page, that includes a security certificate, but collects’ victims’ credit card numbers for the cybercriminals. A genuine-looking email was received by ESET Ireland, appearing to be a warning about an expiring Netflix subscription, titled “Your cancellation confirmation”, claiming the user’s payment at … More Convincing fake Netflix page phishing for victims’ credit cards

Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

ESET Ireland has seen an increase in emails with infected attachments, claiming to be invoices, tricking unwary businesses to click on them and infect themselves. Businesses in Ireland should be on the lookout for brief emails with attachments. ESET Ireland has seen many in the past few weeks, with a subject like “Invoice #39601” or … More Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams

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