New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords

In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how you can fix your good ol’ passwords. Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more … More New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords

Personal data of German political elite dumped online

The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing. German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial … More Personal data of German political elite dumped online

What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?

A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security. Threat cumulativity is a term I began to use in 2018 to refer to the tendency of new technologies to spawn new threats that add to old threats without displacing them. In this article I give … More What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?

This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

The message starts off with the kind of information that is apt to send shivers down the spines of many binge-watchers. The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning late last year about an email-borne scam campaign in which fraudsters impersonate the streaming giant Netflix and phish for people’s personal information. This variation of a … More This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

2018: Research highlights from ESET’s leading lights

As the curtain slowly falls on yet another eventful year in cybersecurity, let’s look back on some of the finest malware analysis by ESET researchers in 2018. If you never got the chance to read this year’s investigations by ESET researchers into some of the most dangerous hacker shenanigans in recent years, or if you … More 2018: Research highlights from ESET’s leading lights

NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct. … More NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

Cybersecurity Trends 2019: Privacy and intrusion in the global village

With just days left in 2018, ESET experts offer their reflections in ‘Cybersecurity Trends 2019’ on themes that are set to figure prominently in the upcoming year. So, it’s almost a wrap for 2018. Before we rush to welcome in the New Year, however, let’s consider what may await the cybersecurity community and, indeed, the … More Cybersecurity Trends 2019: Privacy and intrusion in the global village