Deepfakes – the bot made me do it

As fraud involving highly believable synthetic media soars, what can you do to avoid getting scammed? Deepfake renditions of loved ones saying they’ve been kidnapped paint a grim picture of what future deepfakes – specially constructed videos from real data – purport to bring next to technology. After machine learning ingests the droves of images being created … More Deepfakes – the bot made me do it

Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot

Throughout its monitoring, ESET analyzed thousands of malicious samples every month to help this effort. ESET has collaborated with partners Microsoft, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT Ltd. and others in an attempt to disrupt Trickbot botnets. ESET contributed to the project by providing technical analysis, statistical information, and known command and control server domain names … More ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot

Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices

ESET researchers are actively monitoring malware that targets embedded systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points. Recently, we discovered a bot that combines the capabilities of Tsunami (also known as Kaiten) and Gafgyt. It also provides some improvements as well as a couple of new features. We call this new threat Linux/Remaiten. So far, … More Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices