Security researchers at ESET have released new research today into the activities of the notorious Turla cyberespionage group, and specifically a previously undocumented backdoor that has been used to spy on consulates and embassies worldwide. ESET’s research team are the first in the world to document the advanced backdoor malware, which they have named “Gazer”, despite evidence that … More New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies
Journalist Kevin Townsend asked me a few months ago for commentary on phishing, for an article he was researching. He said: Phishing really comes down to 2 basic questions: Can technology ever solve the problem & what are the best approaches? Can awareness training ever solve the problem? How? If the answer is ‘no’ to … More Security and Education
Real Madrid’s official Twitter account was hacked with a post announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi appearing on their feed. The hacking group known as OurMine, was behind the attacks on the Spanish giant and posted hoax claims of player transfers. The group, which has been behind a series of high-profile hacks recently, claimed that Messi, … More Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers
From time to time, our readers raise questions or issues related to topics that concern, or simply interest them. One such issue was brought up recently by a Twitter user, who asked us: “Do you have any posts discussing the risk to banks when people use their cell phone inside them, ignoring the security guards?” … More What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?
Replacement screens for cracked smartphones bought from third party vendors could leave you vulnerable to hackers, a new study has revealed. The research, carried out by Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has shown how hackers can use replacement screens to override and steal data from the refurbished phones. Worryingly for users, the attack on these … More Hackers can control damaged phones using replacement screens
ESET Ireland has identified another potentially dangerous phishing scam that aims to gather Microsoft Office 365 logins via a faked FedEx email. The cybercriminals are sending a fresh email that looks like it’s coming from FedEx and says you have an important package waiting and offers a link where you can “track” it. Clicking the … More ESET Ireland warns of Office 365 phishing scam via fake FedEx email
ESET researchers have discovered a new sneaky malware threat named Joao, targeting gamers worldwide. Spread via hacked Aeria games offered on unofficial websites, the modular malware can download and install virtually any other malicious code on the victim’s computer. To spread their malware, the attackers behind Joao have misused massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) originally published by … More Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in