When we analyze the most prevalent threats in Latin America, we see the same malware families across the region. In Brazil, however, there is a different situation. Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users… More CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails
Today, ESET researchers reveal a family of Linux malware that stayed under the radar for more than 5 years. We have named this family Linux/Mumblehard. A white paper about this threat is available for download on WeLiveSecuriy. There are two components in the Mumblehard malware family: a backdoor and a spamming daemon. They are both… More Unboxing Linux Malware: Spam from your servers
Ransomware is a growing threat, threatening to take over your machine, encrypt your files and demand payment in exchange for their safe return. But, as we explore below, paying the ransom is rarely the solution. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware, or malicious software, which has exploded in notoriety in recent years. The… More Ransomware: Should you pay the cybercriminals?
After a long wait, Mortal Kombat X is finally here. Over the past decade, this fighting video game series has been enjoyed by many generations of gamer. Some of the tricks employed by the characters in the legendary fighting series aren’t a million miles away from those deployed by cybercriminals however… With security threats increasing all the… More Four Mortal Kombat moves cybercriminals use to attack your security
Today is World Backup Day, and it goes without saying that backing up data is a thoroughly sensible thing to routinely get into the habit of doing. Not only does it make sense in case your laptop is stolen, or your hard disk fails, but it also means that should your computer become infected with ransomware.… More World Backup Day: Six ways to backup your data
One of the most famous recent incidents was the attack on the bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. On this occasion, 19,000 BTC were stolen after the virtual wallets belonging to the exchange were compromised. The equivalent value of the resulting loss amounted to an astonishing USD 5 million. So, how can you protect yourself? You need to… More 10 tips for protecting your virtual Bitcoin wallet
ESET has conducted a survey on social media of smartphone usage ahead of the Mobile World Congress with interesting conclusions: 9.7% of those surveyed users had their phone lost or stolen in the last 12 months, slightly more than 29% do not lock their smartphone, and almost 20% do not backup the content of their… More Social Media Users Survey: One in ten had their smartphone lost or stolen