Scams appear to have spiked in recent weeks following the HSE cyber attack.
A leading cyber security expert says the number of fraudulent texts many Irish people are receiving lately is unprecedented.
Incidents of phishing and smishing scams appear to have spiked in recent weeks following the HSE cyber attack.
I've been the Cybersecurity game for a long time and I have never seen anything like the current wave of phishing, smishing, business email compromise and invoice fraud redirection. It's unrelenting. All very basic opportunism but unprecedented in terms of scale.— Ronan Murphy (@Smarttech01) June 1, 2021
Gardai have warned the public never to click links provided, while banking officials are urging people not to share their financial information.
Smarttech247 CEO Ronan Murphy says cyber scams have reached levels he's never seen before: