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Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
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Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 34,024 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
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Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

Mar 9th 2021, 7:29 AM 16,253 Views 5 Comments

A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
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Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,637 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
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Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 66,626 Views 86 Comments

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'
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Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'

Mar 11th 2020, 6:52 PM 50,236 Views 23 Comments

The three types of fraud being highlighted at present involve internet phishing, fraudulent selling, and social engineering scams.

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
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Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 60,250 Views 30 Comments

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
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Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 7,778 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí have issued a range of advice to help people avoid getting caught when buying online ahead of the Christmas period.

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages
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We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages

Oct 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,623 Views 13 Comments

The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.

Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam
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Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam

Aug 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,757 Views 6 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said people must remain vigilant against cyber criminals.

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?
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Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Jul 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 12,035 Views 41 Comments

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails
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Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails

Jul 19th 2017, 10:04 PM 22,530 Views 9 Comments

Users have been advised not to open the email.

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs
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Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

May 4th 2017, 7:44 AM 13,544 Views 5 Comments

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail
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The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Jan 25th 2017, 6:54 AM 25,877 Views 39 Comments

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
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# Fresh Water Phishing

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"

Aug 1st 2016, 6:04 PM 24,769 Views 45 Comments

If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.

Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers
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Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers

Mar 31st 2016, 3:39 PM 24,784 Views 18 Comments

The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.

If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately
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If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately

Jan 25th 2016, 3:26 PM 40,464 Views 71 Comments

A number of people have been sent emails which appear to come from the company.

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
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If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,836 Views 15 Comments

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance
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The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance

Aug 25th 2015, 2:21 PM 24,819 Views 27 Comments

A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams
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Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams

Dec 23rd 2014, 2:54 PM 11,859 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí have issued a warning today.

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
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Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Oct 30th 2014, 10:15 PM 10,588 Views 7 Comments

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
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Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Oct 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 13,222 Views 11 Comments

Introducing: Security Key

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
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Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 70 Views 17 Comments

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack
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'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:46 PM 26,465 Views 33 Comments

The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
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How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,807 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
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Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Feb 11th 2014, 10:48 AM 12,617 Views 25 Comments

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud
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Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

Sep 16th 2013, 9:38 AM 10,369 Views 39 Comments

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 17th 2013, 8:01 PM 7,381 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Irish people in Cairo, Michael Dwyer, and Scotland Yard looking at the death of Princess Diana (again).

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
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As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Aug 17th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,122 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime
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Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Aug 9th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,060 Views 10 Comments

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details
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Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details

Jul 26th 2013, 12:20 PM 11,446 Views 26 Comments

Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams
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Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

Oct 1st 2012, 12:25 PM 6,986 Views 19 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam
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Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam

Jul 18th 2012, 4:12 PM 12,471 Views 22 Comments

If you get an email offering you a €278 tax refund, steer clear – sadly, it’s too good to be true.

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
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Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Mar 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,250 Views 10 Comments

Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
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Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Jan 31st 2012, 10:10 AM 2,257 Views 6 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts
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This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts

Aug 7th 2011, 1:58 PM 996 Views 5 Comments

Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
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China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.

Google uncovers Gmail security attack aimed at tricking users into sharing passwords
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Google uncovers Gmail security attack aimed at tricking users into sharing passwords

Jun 2nd 2011, 7:41 AM 382 Views 0 Comments

Internet company says personal Gmail accounts belonging to US government officials, journalists and Chinese political activists are among the hundreds affected.

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam
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Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

May 19th 2011, 3:45 PM 1,285 Views 4 Comments

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.