Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’

The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. Recently, ESET researchers in Latin America received a message … More Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’

New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

The attack, unleashed by a 400,000-strong Mirai-style botnet, may be the largest of its kind on record. A botnet made up of 402,000 enslaved Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices has staged a 13-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against an undisclosed streaming service, according to a blog post by cybersecurity firm Imperva. The company said it successfully counteracted the onslaught and the … More Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

VLC player has a critical flaw – and there’s no patch yet

On the flip side, there are currently no known cases of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild. Germany’s national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Bund) has issued a security advisory to alert users of VLC media player of a severe vulnerability affecting this extremely popular open-source software. “A remote, anonymous attacker can exploit the vulnerability in VLC … More VLC player has a critical flaw – and there’s no patch yet

With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure. The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app … More With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge