Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

Online dating has transformed from being a modest, underused and ‘hush hush’ concept – with a pinch of embarrassment – to a mainstream, popular and transformative entity. As a Pew Research Center survey from 2013 revealed, it has “lost much of its stigma”. Looking for love in the 21st century? It’s possibly a click and … More Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

ESET Ireland warns of Valentine’s Day online threats

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for opportunities to take advantage of us and ESET Ireland has already encountered some love-related attempts this year. Valentine’s Day is nearly here, romance is in the air and the Internet is flooded with hearts. But online dating sites, social media or just shopping for a gift for your loved one … More ESET Ireland warns of Valentine’s Day online threats

Valentine’s Day Scams: For the love of money

Scam artists and cybercriminals are looking to turn romance into profit now that Valentine’s Day approaches, possibly taking over your computer in the process. According to ESET researchers in Latin America, we can expect the quest for love to be leveraged as an effective social engineering ploy to enable the bad guys to infect unsuspecting … More Valentine’s Day Scams: For the love of money