Posts Tagged ‘Scam’
An Post Scam Email Gaeilge Edition
I know many people I talk to mention they have received An Post scam messages. These have increased dramatically in the last couple of years. Thank you Brexit! Over the weekend I received a new twist on it. An An Post scam email that was as Gaeilge (in Irish).Read More
Bank account has changed – Scam alert!
If you hear or read the words “My bank account has changed.” you need to be on your guard. This is a massive red flag and is a fairly good indication that somebody is about to try to scam you.Read More
#WeekendWisdom 080 Romance Scams
#WeekendWisdom 072 Remote Control Scammers
Welcome to #WeekendWisdom number 72. This week we’re going to talk about Remote Control Scammers.Read More
#WeekendWisdom 054 Online Shopping Scam
Welcome to #WeekendWisdom number 54. This week we’re going to talk about an online shopping scam.Read More
Not GDPR Compliant – Really?
A colleague at another company forwarded me an email he’d received knowing that I’d get a kick out of it. It claimed to be from the UK GDPR Compliance Directory and that his company was not GDPR compliant. Of course no such directory exists and this was nothing but a ruse.Read More
Hoax Bomb Extortion Emails Are Latest Scam
In the last couple of days there are reports of hoax bomb threats being sent by e-mail. They’ve been particularly prevalent in the USA, but there is nothing to stop them spreading. They’ve targeted schools, government facilities and some businesses.Read More
Sextortion Scam Volume 3
Remember the original Sextortion scam back in July? The one where they used an old password to make it look like the e-mail was plausible. This then evolved in August to add the use of partial mobile numbers. Well, it’s BAAAACKK!!!Read More
Vulnerable Shopping Carts lead to Credit Card breaches
You may have heard about the Ticketmaster data breach earlier this summer. You probably also have heard about the British Airways data breach at the start of this month. A new breach at another large online marketplace using the same technique shows that vulnerable shopping carts are being exploited more and more.Read More
Dodgy extensions and not a builder in sight.
A lot of normal people might think about the phrase “dodgy extensions” and associate it with some kind of cowboy builder. But alas, the dodgy extensions to which I refer are in a web browser and these could lead you to a data breach or worse.Read More
Eir laptop theft – could have been worse
The eir laptop theft that was revealed this week was pretty … actually … it was really bad and deeply embarrassing for eir. However details that emerged from the statement by the Data Protection Commission showed that it could have been a LOT worse. 1,500 Laptops worse!Read More
Sextortion scam – a follow up.
This time last month I posted about a sextortion scam that was sending out large amounts of emails to people claiming to have recorded them watching porn. As proof that they meant business, they included an old password the victim had previously used. There have been some developments.Read More
A Sextortion Scam
The evil doers have launched a new sextortion scam on the internet. This one is interesting to say the least as it does use a technique to sucker you into believing it is real, without giving you any actual evidence of what they allege to have on you.Read More