ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition

“Something magical happens when reverse engineers write Volatility plugins” – The Volatility Plugin Contest committee on Browserhooks ESET malware researchers Peter Kálnai and Michal Poslušný were awarded 3rd place in this year’s Volatility Plugin Contest for their Browserhooks tool. The duo made use of the knowledge they have gained tracking banking Trojans and Man-in-the-Browser (MitB) malware, and documenting … More ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition

Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds

ESET Ireland warns about the latest phishing scam flooding Irish mailboxes, pretending it’s from Irish Water asking for ‘account maintenance’. With people expecting Irish Water refunds, many may be tempted to click. Irish Water’s official website states ‘The legislation to refund Domestic Water Charges has now passed and refunds have begun.’ So the cybercriminals are wasting … More Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds

Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

Cybercrime and other forms of “cyber-badness” affect different professions in different ways. Recently I participated in a panel about the cybersecurity concerns of journalists and the news media, hosted by the Inter America Press Association (IAPA). An account of the panel was published on WeLiveSecuritylast month but in this article I want to pass along some of the … More Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

New campaigns spread banking malware through Google Play

This year we have seen many different malware campaigns trying to compromise users with malicious apps distributed via Google Play. Even though these apps are often removed within days after having been reported to Google, they still manage to infect thousands of users. All apps submitted to Google Play are automatically analyzed in an effort … More New campaigns spread banking malware through Google Play

Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

Holiday shopping season has started…now! The year over year trend shows that holiday shopping spending is increasing each year, with a new record predicted again for 2017. People are also starting their holiday shopping earlier. The year over year trend shows that holiday shopping spending is increasing each year, with a new record predicted again for … More Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

Tips for buying and sending gift cards

The end of the year holiday shopping season will soon be upon us. And with this turning of the seasons, our thoughts turn to payment cards. Or is that just a security wonk thing? As retailers both on and offline become more busy, the incidence of payment card fraud increases. This negatively affects both retailers and consumers, as … More Tips for buying and sending gift cards

Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play

Another set of malicious apps has made it into the official Android app store. Detected by ESET security systems as Android/TrojanDropper.Agent.BKY, these apps form a new family of multi-stage Android malware, legitimate-looking and with delayed onset of malicious activity. We have discovered eight apps of this malware family on Google Play and notified Google’s security … More Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play