Category Archive: Security

E-Mail Fraud – Your tax return appeal is declined

The latest e-mail fraud concerns receiving e-mails with the subject line “Your tax return appeal is declined” Ignore the e-mail, block the sender and never reply as you could suffer being a victim of fraud, identity theft or much worse.    

O2 shuts webmail service

O2 shuts webmail service as outdated system led to lost and delayed emails The Irish Times have reported that O2 is to discontinue its free webmail service next month following frequent service disruptions that have left many users unable to receive emails, in some cases for up to three weeks. In a statement to The Irish …

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New Data Protection Laws

Irish Times have a very good piece about the new proposals for Data Protection in Europe including: A single set of rules will apply across the EU Less paperwork for companies, as “unnecessary” administrative requirements will go Organisations and citizens will deal with a single data protection authority in the EU country where organisations have …

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Microsoft sues Comet over Windows ‘counterfeits’

ZD Net reports that Microsoft is suing the UK electrical retailer Comet for allegedly creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit Windows recovery CDs. Microsoft is suing UK retailer Comet over claims it sold thousands of counterfeit Windows recovery disks. The software giant took its case to the UK High Court on Wednesday, claiming Comet had made money …

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Latest E-Mail Scams

Avoid any e-mails that have 1. Re:CV and go on about a job in Canada “Your job duties will be to: Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions…..” 2. “Follow Up – File Error Notification” in Subject line.

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