Stop me if you’ve heard this before... While I was in London recently for the InfoSec exhibition and some other meetings, my wife received a call from a lady with a heavy Indian accent, who told her that she had errors on her computer caused by viruses, and offering to remove them for her. For a fee, of course…
Pre-school children should learn to get to grips with technology and its problems, argues David Harley, ESET Senior Research Fellow.
Most cyber attacks are simple and predictable, relying on basic tactics and preventable employee errors, according to Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The problem is made worse by the fact that companies often take months or even years to detect such breaches.
Here's a brazen fake antivirus program that falsely declares you are infected, then locks your screen and asks you call a toll free number for Support, which then asks you to pay to remove the fake infection.
Up to 2.4 million credit cards may have been compromised after St. Louis grocery chain Schnucks was targeted with malware, the chain revealed this week.
In the wake of the cowardly and despicable bombings in Boston today, people who want to help need to be wary of appeals for money for victims or schemes like retweeting and "Likes" on Facebook.
The biggest cyber security problem large companies face could be employees - a survey reveals that nine out of ten employees knowingly ignore or violate their company's data policies.
60,000 Android apps were removed from Google’s Play app store this February. Categories such as personalization (ringtone apps) were targeted heavily, with 12,277 deletions.
Emailed wedding invitations have popped back up as a way to distribute malware Will this tactic join other malware-email staples like malicious tax season messages.
Malicious spam may still be spreading across Yahoo! Mail accounts. We show you how to turn on the added verification process that Yahoo! offers.
The new ESET blog format must be striking a real chord with people. At any rate, job offers are just pouring in. Except that they don't seem to be jobs for security bloggers, or for web developers like the team that maintains this site.
Answers to common questions about tax season scams in America and advice about fending off the malicious activity that seeks to exploit tax matters.
Below, you can see the textual part of a bank phishing email I received today (it also contained a Smile logo, which was the only graphical content). Here’s the message text from the phishing email: Dear Account Holder, Do you know that with Smile Internet banking, you can eliminate the cost of receiving and transferring
An invite to a conference in California proves to be a scam, and a very similar spam claims the very same conference is taking place in New York in March.
In a world where nothing seems to be constant but change, it's good to know that there are, in fact, some things that change fairly slowly. Unfortunately, readiness to believe and spread hoaxes is one of them.
Money for nothing? Don't believe it: a variation on the Mystery Shopper scam that misuses the Pinecone Research brand.
Two rough and ready phishing emails that nevertheless tell us a great deal about the social engineering underlying more sophisticated, graphic-rich scams.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined two owners of a marketing company £440,000 ($713,000) for bombarding the public with millions of unlawful spam texts over a period of three years. It’s the first time that the ICO has used its power to issue a monetary penalty for a serious breach of the UK Privacy
Many of us now buy goods and services online for the convenience and savings. The experts at ESET put together this guide to safer online shopping so you get the goods you want, and no nasty surprises. Tune your shopping machine Like the tune-up your car gets before a long drive, your laptop may need
Tempted to invest in colour diamonds or collectible bottles of wine? That irresistible offer could be a boiler room scam.