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Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

We have been contacted by a number of our customers seeking advice after receiving an email from an entity calling itself IDS Ireland soliciting them to buy a domain associated with their brand. The mail suggests that someone has requested to register your brand name with a .eu or .com address and they are offering you a first registration option for these domains. Back in January, many small businesses in Ireland received almost identical emails from what appears to be the same source but then calling itself DNS Ireland. The current website they are using is similar to the one they used back in January, with slightly different branding and a different business address.

2020-02-13T10:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

Invoice Redirect Scam

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedinOwing to a sharp increase of reported incidents of Invoice Redirect Fraud, we are republishing this post, originally drafted in 2018. Business owners and their staff should be extra vigilant after two companies lost over €700,000 in recent weeks to this simple but effective scam.How does it

2019-11-11T12:28:05+00:00November 11th, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Invoice Redirect Scam

Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Halloween is the one night of the year when ghosts and ghouls freely roam the streets, however in this brave new online world that we all inhabit scary stuff isn’t limited to a single day. Disguised as cyber threats, digital ghosts and ghouls are ever-present, waiting

2019-10-24T15:59:54+01:00October 24th, 2019|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence Recent research by leading cybersecurity firms such as SonicWall, McAfee and F-Secure has found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware however, phishing emails remain

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Just over a year ago we published an article looking at how email is the number one threat vector and unfortunately this hasn’t changed. According to Danny Palmer of ZDNet, 99% of email attacks rely on the victims clicking on links. A very small number of attacks

2019-09-30T12:45:48+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks

Beware of the latest Phishing Scam that Targets Your Google Calendar

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin No matter where you go online, you can expect the scammers to be waiting to try and take advantage of you. Most of us are used to seeing scams pop up in our inboxes on a daily basis. By now you know the drill, if in

2019-08-06T15:47:37+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security, Virus|0 Comments

SIM Card Swap Scam

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest What is SIM Card Swap Scam? This isn’t a new type of fraud but up until recently it hasn’t been reported in Ireland. SIM Card Swap Scam is when criminals dupe a mobile service provider into assigning a mobile number to a new sim. The legitimate

2019-08-06T15:52:34+01:00March 21st, 2019|Data Protection, Mobile Devices, Scams|0 Comments

Domain Registration Scam

IT.ie would like to advise our clients to be on the lookout for a new email scam that's doing the rounds at the moment.  If you receive an email from DNS Ireland, you should simply ignore or right click and block the sender. This is an example of the email that is typically received. We

2019-01-10T12:16:45+00:00January 10th, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Domain Registration Scam