Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware. In a typical technical support scam operation, fraudsters will work their way through the telephone book, ringing up people under the … More Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

All you need to know about the worldwide ‘Petya’ ransomware attacks

ESET Ireland wrote about Petya ransomware last year, a new variant massive cyberattack struck on June 27th. ESET LiveGrid technology detects the Petya malware as Win32/Diskcoder.C. If you have a default install of any modern ESET product, ESET would protect against this threat. Additionally, any ESET product with network detection would protect from the SMB spreading … More All you need to know about the worldwide ‘Petya’ ransomware attacks

Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Hands up. I admit it. I’m not really of the Snapchat generation. Somehow or another I manage to make my way through daily life without feeling the need to chat with online friends through the incredibly popular (apart from in my house) smartphone app. Frankly, I’m worried – rightly or wrongly – that there might … More Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Millennials, the name given to the demographic cohort born, roughly speaking, between 1980 and 2000, are members of what is now the largest living generation. As they mature into 20 and 30-something professionals, they are taking over the helm from their parents across all sectors. But with a predicted shortage of 1.8 million workers within … More Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

The strange behavior of a simple Windows application caught our attention and sparked ESET’s analysis of previously undocumented malware. A contact at the Norwegian HealthCERT —  following a question about this from the regional healthcare provider Sykehuspartner — reached out to us asking about DNS queries to domains with the format [0-9a-f]{60}.smoke. There is no .smoketop level domain, … More Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

Industroyer: ICS were developed decades ago with no security in mind

On December 17th, 2016, the Ukrainian capital Kiev was hit by a blackout for about 75 minutes. Local investigators later confirmed that the energy outage was caused by a cyberattack. Shortly thereafter, ESET researchers analyzed a sophisticated new malware, which is the main suspect in this case. They have named it Industroyer – the biggest threat to Industrial Control … More Industroyer: ICS were developed decades ago with no security in mind