Adidas “prize” used as bait in attempt to lure people into biting
Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers
In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year
The importance of providing the best possible after-sales service to customers
The questionnaire measures a range of personality traits to distinguish people who are more prone to taking the bait than others.
Criminals have devised a new scheme that aims to drain the bank accounts of large corporations.
The game was uploaded to Google Play and attempted to trick users into unwittingly signing up for a weekly paid subscription
Another template attempts to scare, rather than thrill, the recipients. Upon learning that “your IP address and other identifying information were used to commit multiple online crimes”, the mark is urged to contact the sender by phone immediately.
It's easier to have scruples about how you earn your living when you're not one of millions of people chasing just a few thousand jobs.
Businesses are often sent fake invoices and waybills which install ransomware. Teach staff to avoid these. If questionable, ask your IT dept to look at it. E-cards have been a target in the past and may be used again in holiday-themed attacked.
ESET detected a modified version of Windows Movie Maker that aims to collect money from unaware users. The spread has been boosted by SEO.
Merciless scammers have no qualms about exploiting people's kind-hearted nature by spreading their attacks via social networks and email, linking to counterfeit charity websites designed to steal the public's payment card details.
A homograph attack is what happens when attackers register domains that are similar to the originals, with valid certificates.
ESET's Lucas Paus looks at a new WhatsApp scam that is making the rounds. The fraudsters behind it claim that users can get Netflix free for a year.
David Harley discusses a scam that has been making the rounds where, it's reported, cold-calling scammers ask the victim 'Can you hear me?'.
ESET researchers have discovered and reported scammers stealing PayPal and Paxful credentials disguised as a tool for YouTube monetization, and a bitcoin trading marketplace.
David Harley and Josep Albors on the evolution of tech support scams and why the current high incidence of reports in Spain are significant.
ESET researchers have discovered a malicious app at Google Play tricking its victims into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
ESET researchers have discovered 87 malicious apps on Google Play disguised as mods for Minecraft.
If you thought that the problem of tech support scams was disappearing, think again, says Josep Albors and David Harley.