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

MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

Let me start with some full disclosure: I pay MailChimp a decent wedge of cash each month to send out newsletters to readers of my personal blog, and I’m quite a fan. Sending email to a large number of people reliably can be fraught with problems, and I would rather spend my time creating useful … More MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

New Amazon email scam

Amazon customers are the latest victims of an email scam, warns Get Safe Online. Fraudsters claiming to be from Amazon have sent out thousands of emails to consumers, telling them that there is a ‘problem’ with their order. To resolve the alleged issue, the email asks customers to confirm ‘certain information’ by clicking on a … More New Amazon email scam

New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

Year-end celebrations are close and many people are looking to book their plane tickets to visit relatives and friends. As expected, cybercriminals are looking to exploit users over the festive period – social engineering techniques are frequent over the holidays, as demonstrated by a scam that is promising people free flight tickets. What is the … More New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

‘Netflix cancellation’ mail phishes for user info

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing email purporting to come from Netflix, claiming cancelled account. You know the drill by now. A known company or institution name, a warning email and a link to click, to make it all good again. If it’s not Revenue, AIB or Bank of Ireland, it’s PayPal, iTunes or as this … More ‘Netflix cancellation’ mail phishes for user info

Irish Revenue email and text scams abundant

ESET Ireland warns of increased number of Revenue related scams targeting Irish mailboxes and mobile devices. We’ve been seeing the same pattern for several years now, with the quantity of Irish Tax and Customs related email and text scams intensifying at the end of the year. In the past weeks we’ve seen several varieties appearing … More Irish Revenue email and text scams abundant

Consumers still failing to protect themselves against cybercrime

Consumers are failing to appropriately protect themselves against the threat of cybercrime, according to a new survey. Get Safe Online found that 43% of people still use one password for different online accounts, despite companies warning them against doing so. The data also showed that consumers only update their security software every 8.5 months, while under … More Consumers still failing to protect themselves against cybercrime