New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies

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

Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

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

What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

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?

Hackers can control damaged phones using replacement screens

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

Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

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