From an outbreak of malicious spyware to the UK’s bill on investigatory powers, here’s our comprehensive breakdown of cybersecurity news from the past week.
In this feature, we highlight some of the key tactics used by cybercriminals via online dating websites, helping you stay safe on Valentine's Day.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was... who likes airline food that much anyway?
In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.
Tech support scams are “still big business”, ESET’s David Harley has previously said. In this guide we look at how fraudsters dupe their victims into handing over cash, while also corrupting their devices.
IKEA, KFC, H&M and 7-Eleven are just a few popular brands that are being exploited by cybercriminals via WhatsApp. We take a closer look at this multi-country, multi-brand fraud.
Support scams and fake alerts are still big business. We look at scammer psychology and a little parapsychology.
Linguistics and some form of textual analysis can be helpful in analysing malware and scams. Regional attribution, though, still requires caution.
Over the last few weeks we’ve seen an increase in fake vouchers being spread via WhatsApp. This scam has all the hallmarks of a global campaign.
Introduction It might not have escaped your notice that I write quite a lot about support scams, an issue in which most commentators in the security industry take only sporadic interest and tend to regard as of only niche interest. (As when a scammer is damaging their brand or product in some way, for instance
Support scammers: old twisters, new twists, and scammer psychology.
Skype users have been advised by Microsoft to change their passwords following reports that 'spoofed' messages are being sent without user permission.
There's a lot more to phone scams than tech support, giving rise to an escalating number of complaints. Here's what two recent reports tell us.
David Harley examines the latest confessions of a support scammer to appear on the web, this time from a Reddit Q&A.
In 2007, David Harley and Andrew Lee suggested at Virus Bulletin that poorly-designed phish quizzes did more harm than good. Has the picture changed much?
Australians were tricked out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses.
Google has taken a stand against phishing attacks by revealing Password Alert: a Chrome extension designed to neutralize them after a user is taken in.
Beware of that accident scam call or text: losing money isn't the only risk.
Some support scammers and their assassination threats may seem dumb, but they're no joke.They can cause serious damage as we discuss it in this article.
Search Engine Optimization: it's an essential component of internet marketing strategy, I guess, but one with a bad public image, especially in the wake of years of abuse of optimization techniques by purveyors of malware and other bad actors (Black Hat SEO, or BHSEO).