portal_normal EE STRUCTURE orgcat: /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

portal_normal PUBLICATION STRUCTURE cat: /publications/bn-breakingnews/ireland/national

portal_normal CATEGORY STRUCTURE category: /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

portal_normal STRUCTURE section: nationalnews

portal_normal getURLCurrent: /web/eveningecho/nationalnews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=24d99123-dea1-4412-b403-1507d0fe9cee

portal_normal getPortalURL getURLCurrent: http://www.echolive.ie./web/eveningecho/nationalnews/detailedstory?p_p_id=DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite&p_p_lifecycle=0&_DetailedStory_WAR_portalsuite_arg_detailstory_uuid=24d99123-dea1-4412-b403-1507d0fe9cee

portal_normal getPortalURL: http://www.echolive.ie

portal_normal domain: http://www.echolive.ie

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - url: /nationalnews/Irish-WhatsApp-users-warned-over-phishing-scam-24d99123-dea1-4412-b403-1507d0fe9cee-ds

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - section: nationalnews

STRUCTURE EE_062016_general_layout.tpl - orgcat: orgcat = /PUBLICATIONS/BN-BREAKINGNEWS/IRELAND/National

SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

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 €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 as well."

- Digital Desk