Attack attempts involving the USA’s National Security Agency’s exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily. It has been two years since EternalBlue opened the door to one of the nastiest ransomware outbreaks in history, known as WannaCryptor (or WannaCry). Since the now-infamous malware incident, attempts to use the exploit have only been growing in prevalence. Currently … More NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak
Two years ago on the 12th of May 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware attack struck IT systems in 150 countries around the world. Affecting around 200,000 computers across a diverse range of sectors, from Spain’s telecoms sector to commercial websites and schools, the malware encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom, causing unprecedented havoc. While … More Where are we now? The state of play two years on from the 2017 WannaCry attacks
Losses emanating from Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) scams reached nearly US$1.3 billion in 2018, which was nearly double the amount (US$675 million) lost in the year before, according to the annual Internet Crime Report (ICR) by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The figure is based on over 20,300 BEC/EAC … More Business Email Compromise fraud losses almost doubled last year
A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can help. According to an article by the BBC, the United Kingdom’s Digital Minister Margot James is proposing legislation to introduce a new labelling system to show customers how secure an IoT product is. In order to … More The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?
ESET researchers highlight a series of security holes in a device intended to make homes and offices more secure. Many people are looking to improve the security of their homes or offices by installing “smart” cameras. With a direct connection to the internet, their surveillance stream is just a few clicks away and available at … More D-Link camera vulnerability allows attackers to tap into the video stream
ESET has released an e-book that will help small and medium-sized businesses understand today’s threat landscape, find measures to protect themselves and minimize the impact of a data breach. Although data breaches and cyberattacks aren’t new, many of the techniques and tactics used by modern cybercriminals are – and they’re particularly well-suited to the target-rich … More Data Protection e-book from ESET for small and medium-sized businesses
ESET continues to warn users of fraudulent e-mail messages that seek to extort money, especially from people watching online pornographic videos. The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim’s device and has recorded the person while watching pornographic content. The email also asserts that the video has not only captured the … More ESET records a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based (s)extortion scams scaring victims into payment