A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
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.
Basics of phishing. Part 1 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Well, that was a little unexpected. The Irish Times has reported the discovery of the “first Irish language virus“. (Further checking suggests that the story may have originated with the Donegal Daily.) Actually, it sounds less like a virus – there’s no indication of whether it self-replicates – than the kind of ransomware that we’ve
Does the enterprise still have a choice about sharing information?
Do you know what your children are doing online, and do they know the risks out there?
The two most prevalent threats over 2011 were still INF/Autorun and Conficker: ESET's December ThreatSense Report looks at threat trends in the new year.
ESET Ireland's Urban Schrott has found an Ireland-targeted 419 with a Spanish twist.
The IRISSCERT conference in Dublin has drawn attention to Irish cybercrime statistics since January 2011.
ESET's Threat Reports for September and October include some quality articles on Facebook, safety online, and backup strategy.
ESET's August ThreatSense report is now available on the Threat Center page.
There is some pretty interesting content in ESET's Threat Report for July.
...It's a 419 (Advance Fee Fraud) message, of course. Stripped of the pseudo-governmental flim-flam, the core of the message is that they want you to forward them this...
...here's a blog in stark contrast to Urban Schrott's blog about good password practice in Ireland ... Troy Hunt ran an analysis of the subset of stolen Sony Pictures passwords put out as a torrent by those nice boys at LulzSec, some 37,608 of them...
First: a link to another article for SC Magazine's Cybercrime Corner on password issues: Good passwords are no joke. However good your password is, your privacy still depends on rational implementation by the service provider. Also, one of the articles that sparked off that particular post: ESET Ireland's excellent blog post on a survey carried
April? Haven't we moved on from there? Well, yes, but ESET's ThreatSense report for April does include, apart from some information on the top ten threats for the month, a feature article by Urban Schrott on the far-from-dead 419 scam, some information on recent and upcoming events such as the AMTSO workshop (which I've just attended: much more information on
The March Threatsense report at http://www.eset.com/us/resources/threat-trends/Global_Threat_Trends_March_2011.pdf includes, apart from the Top Ten threats: a feature article on Japanese-disaster-related scamming by Urban Schrott and myself news of the Infosec Europe expo in London on the 19th-21st April, the AMTSO and CARO workshops in Prague in May, and the EICAR Conference in Austria that follows the story of
As you'd expect, there have already been reports of Black Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimization) being used to lure people looking for news of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami onto sites pushing fake AV. (Stop me if you've heard this before…) My colleague Urban Schrott, however, offered some pretty good advice on what to look out
My colleague from ESET Ireland, Urban Schrott, reports that the company has seen a megawave of Facebook spams: five separate spams in 24 hours. I've no idea of the numbers involved, but Urban's "think before you click" message is well worth repeating. The post is to ESET Ireland's CyberThreats Daily blog post: the company also
...Hanging on the Telephone, By David Harley, Urban Schrott and Jan Zeleznak...As if fake anti-virus products weren’t bad enough, nowadays we have unsolicited phone-calls from fake AV helpdesks. ESET researchers tell you more about support scams...