Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor-laced torrents

ESET researchers have discovered a malicious campaign distributing a backdoor via torrents, with Korean TV content used as a lure. Fans of Korean TV should be on the lookout for an ongoing campaign spreading malware via torrent sites, using South Korean movies and TV shows as a guise. The malware allows the attacker to connect … More Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor-laced torrents

Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an … More Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Regular readers of We Live Security will know that we have long been proponents of internet users protecting their privacy by installing a VPN on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Don’t know what a VPN is? Watch this video from ESET. Ok, so hopefully we’re all up to speed and understand the importance of running a VPN. But depending … More iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’

Improving financial cybersecurity at an international level must be a key agenda item at the G20 Summit in China this month (September 4th-5th). This is according to a group of prominent US senators, who have urged president Barack Obama to raise this critical issue at the event. In a letter to the White House, Gary … More Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’

Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

According to NATO’s decision, a cyberattack on a member country could be considered an attack on the entire US-led alliance, potentially triggering a military response. Does this translate to “You hack us, we nuke you”? While on one hand cybersecurity is as much part of the global security system as physical security and should therefore … More Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Nuclear facilities across the world have little or no real security to help protect themselves against cyberattacks, according to new analysis. The third edition of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s (NIT) Nuclear Security Index found that close to half the countries assessed by the organization do not have a single requirement in place to protect their … More Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too

An old “domain registration” scam is trying to catch Irish businesses off guard. The email we received follows the same pattern as similar “domain registration” scams we’ve seen in the past, going as far back as 2004. But it seems a certain number of people are still falling for it, which is why the cybercriminals … More Asian cybercriminals trying to scam ESET Ireland too