Scammers rehash old campaigns, create credit card-stealing websites and repurpose information channels to milk the COVID-19 crisis for all it’s worth. Another week of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost behind us, with countries charting out paths to recovery and in many cases moving to shake off some of the lockdown restrictions. Meanwhile, the crisis has … More It’s no time to let your guard down as coronavirus fraud remains a threat
The email includes the potential victim’s password as evidence of a hack, but there is more than meets the eye. Earlier in April, a new sextortion scam campaign was detected making the rounds in countries on both sides of the Atlantic. The spam emails that were detected by ESET’s research laboratory have been trying to … More Sextortion scammers still shilling with stolen passwords
Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans In this installment of our series, we introduce Grandoreiro, a Latin American banking trojan targeting Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Peru. As such, it shows unusual effort by its authors to evade detection and emulation, and progress towards a modular architecture. We have seen Grandoreiro being … More Grandoreiro: How engorged can an EXE get?
Scams demanding bitcoin on pain of infecting you with the coronavirus gain their fair share of shine among schemes with a thin veneer of plausibility. We’ve already warned you about all manner of spammers and scammers using strategies based on interest in, or fear and concern about, coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19. Not to be outdone, some of … More Scams, lies, and coronavirus
The median loss to fraudulent schemes that exploit the global health crisis is almost US$600. The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received more than 17,000 complaints from U.S. consumers who reported total losses in excess of US$13 million from COVID-19 related scams. The FTC has compiled the data into an easily digestible infographic, which … More Americans report US$13 million in losses from coronavirus scams