Irish WhatsApp users warned over phishing scam
Irish WhatsApp users are being warned about a phishing scam that could soon hit
the messaging app here.
The scam sees users receive a message from their friends about an offer to buy
Adidas shoes for $1, followed by a link.
People will then be asked to fill in their details and could be charged over
â¬40 per month after seven days.
IT Security and Cybercrime Analyst with ESET Ireland Urban Schrott says the
scam has not hit Ireland yet, but it is only a matter of time before it does.
"It is spreading around Norway, Sweden, United States, Netherlands, Belgium and
so on," said Mr Schrott.
"Once a few European countries are hit, it is only a matter of time until all
the others are as well.
"So Ireland, Northern Ireland, would eventually find themselves on the hit list
- Digital Desk
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