Translating power grid security concerns into action

On the heels of our recent investigations into threats against critical infrastructure like power grids, transportation and other systems that we count on every day, public agencies and private parties alike wonder if we can trust the power grid (see this selection of WeLiveSecurity articles). I was recently invited to speak at a Lexington Institute Capitol Hill … More Translating power grid security concerns into action

Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

The city has spent $5 million to restore files, rebuild impacted systems, and harden its cyber-defenses. The ransomware attack that compromised much of the computer infrastructure of Atlanta’s municipal government in March 2018, has resulted in the loss of years’ worth of footage collected by dashboard-mounted cameras in the city’s police cars, according to WSB-TV channel. … More Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

VPNFilter update: More bad news for routers

New research into VPNFilter finds more devices hit by malware that’s nastier than first thought, making rebooting and remediating of routers more urgent. At the bottom of this article is a revised list of routers believed to be at particular risk from the malicious code known as VPNFilter, according to ongoing research by Cisco’s Talos … More VPNFilter update: More bad news for routers

You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just days away, fraudsters are increasingly using all things soccer as bait to reel in unsuspecting fans so that they get more than they bargained for. ESET’s researchers have detected a number of spam emails that are intended to take advantage of the increasing attention that the … More You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

More curious, less cautious: Protecting kids online

How we can help protect a generation for which digital is the way of the world? They’ll know how to play online games, get updates on their favorite celebrities, find the latest music hits, chat with their equally tech-savvy peers, or ask the Internet for answers to their questions that they might be too embarrassed … More More curious, less cautious: Protecting kids online

False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp

The scam circulated through WhatsApp aimed at users in Brazil claiming that Nike will give away the jersey that the team will wear at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. With ten days to go before the FIFA World Cup begins in Russia, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the event by tricking people into providing personal … More False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp