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.
Not all premium scam alerts are useful, but that doesn't mean that premium rate telephone scams aren't a significant problem.
New variations on the 'pay us to fix your non-existent viruses' scam: Windows Indexing, the Frost Virus, and scam globalization.
Even if you really do have an infected system, it doesn't mean that anyone who rings out of the blue knows as much about you and your PC as they want you to think.
Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
As you may know, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in America, which is a good time to ask yourself how aware you are when it comes to threats to your digital devices and personal information.
As the Better Business Bureau recently warned, scam artists are gearing up for the Presidential election season. So what pitfalls do consumers face during the final stretch of campaigning, on computers and on the phone? Recently, we’ve seen examples of phony phone calls, phony websites seeking donations, and there may be more to come. Regular
More on the Gaelic ransomware, and how to spot ransomware in your own language, even if you aren't Irish.
After Event Viewer, ASSOC, INF, PREFETCH and Task Manager, it seems that VERIFY is the latest system utility to be misused by PC tech support scammers.
Today I received the following message in my inbox, claiming to be from the Asian Domain Registration Service and warning me that the eset brand was in danger of being registered by a third-party. Here is the message I received, which I’ve included in its entirety, except for a few bits: Received: from mail.umail168.cn4e.com
There are always people who want to piggy-back on the achievements of others. After ESET warned the public against ACAD/Medre.A in two blogs here and here and issued a free standalone cleaner for remediation, there was always the possibility that drawing attention to the issue would result in the topic being misused for other purposes.
Just as I was putting the finishing touches on a blog post about the need to keep your data and devices safe on summer travels, I got an email from Apple letting me know that now was a great time to buy a Mac for college. I don't plan to go back to college at
In the middle of working on a blog post about SMS phishing scams at my desk last night, I received a rather strange call. The number displayed on the Caller ID was +1 (360) 474-3925. I did not recognize the number, but since it was 7:10PM, I assumed it was a colleague trying to reach
News of SMS (text) phishing scams are nothing new to readers of this blog. ESET researcher Cameron Camp recently wrote an article explaining how they work and how to avoid them here on ESET’s Threat Blog: SMSmishing (SMS Text Phishing) – how to spot and avoid scams, And just before Valentine’s Day, my colleague Stephen
At ESET, we spend a great deal of time researching the latest technologies and how they may be affected by frauds and scams. Sometimes these are “old fashioned” spam through email, or they may be programs like fake antivirus programs or ransomware. And we certainly have blogged extensively about PC support scams where the caller
Internet Storm Center is running a poll on Fake Tech Support Calls, also the topic of a paper for VB 2012.
As well as misusing Event Viewer, ASSOC or a system CLSID, scammers hijack "prefetch" and "inf" to con victims into believing they have malware.
Facecrooks has flagged a scam that has apparently already tricked 300,000 people into Liking a scam page.