10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones

There is little doubt that smartphones have become a central part of our lives, allowing us to perform all sorts of tasks that make our everyday existence easier and more enjoyable. But while they aim to heighten convenience, there is a real feeling that smartphones are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. So why are … More 10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones

A strong scam assault on Irish emails detected, faking Irish sites

ESET Ireland finds new scams faking Irish Revenue, Irish Water and Irish Motor Tax correspondence, linked to phishing sites registered from China. Cybercriminals know that familiar names of services or institutions can fool people into believing they’re receiving legitimate correspondence and make them click on things they shouldn’t be clicking on. That is why, tailored … More A strong scam assault on Irish emails detected, faking Irish sites

A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing scam targeting Irish FarmVille players. Farmville was once the most played game on Facebook, with over 80 million players worldwide, but although its popularity has declined significantly since then, it still has over 30 million followers. So, it’s not at all surprising that cybercriminals have chosen this group as … More A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

Intense phishing campaign targeting Bank of Ireland customers

ESET Ireland warns of a new, widespread phishing spam campaign bombarding Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from Bank of Ireland’s 365 Online service. Nearly all the spam emails ESET Ireland has intercepted in the past week, belonged to varieties of this phishing campaign. The emails targeting Irish mailboxes claim the user’s 365 Online account will … More Intense phishing campaign targeting Bank of Ireland customers

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