How Emotet is changing tactics in response to Microsoft’s tightening of Office macro security

Emotet malware is back with ferocious vigor, according to ESET telemetry in the first four months of 2022. Will it survive the ever-tightening controls on macro-enabled documents? One of the key findings from the ESET Threat Report T1 2022 is that the Emotet botnet has risen, Phoenix-like, from the ashes, pumping out vast amounts of spam in … More How Emotet is changing tactics in response to Microsoft’s tightening of Office macro security

Industroyer: A cyber‑weapon that brought down a power grid

Five years ago, ESET researchers released their analysis of the first ever malware that was designed specifically to attack power grids. On June 12th 2017, ESET researchers published their findings about unique malware that was capable of causing a widespread blackout. Industroyer, as they named it, was the first known piece of malware that was developed specifically to … More Industroyer: A cyber‑weapon that brought down a power grid

Introducing ESET NetProtect: Fighting threats at the DNS level

The DNS, the internet’s address book, has long been plagued by malicious domains with little hope for effective recourse against this abuse by its bookkeepers: the registrars. ESET brings its protective technology to bear on this issue. Since the early 1980s, the Domain Name System (DNS) has been used for looking up the Internet Protocol … More Introducing ESET NetProtect: Fighting threats at the DNS level

RSA – APIs, your organization’s dedicated backdoors

API-based data transfer is so rapid, there’s but little time to stop very bad things happening quickly. In the rush to integrate, these lightly defended computer-to-computer portals allow rapid data transfer between systems to enrich and display data across your digital fabric. But the lightly defended part can allow vast vacuuming up of data by … More RSA – APIs, your organization’s dedicated backdoors

Why you shouldn’t post children’s photos online

We often teach children not to speak to strangers, but we seldom realize that we may actually be offering them up for exploitation by strangers on the internet every day. While it comes natural to many of us to shield our children from the dangers awaiting them in the real world, the digital world is, … More Why you shouldn’t post children’s photos online