ESET uncovers new Linux backdoor targeting a Hong Kong university

ESET researchers have discovered a Linux variant of the SideWalk backdoor, one of the multiple custom implants used by the SparklingGoblin APT group. This variant was first deployed against a Hong Kong university in February 2021 — the same university that had already been targeted by SparklingGoblin during the student protests in May 2020. SparklingGoblin … More ESET uncovers new Linux backdoor targeting a Hong Kong university

Why is my Wi‑Fi slow and how do I make it faster?

Has your Wi-Fi speed slowed down to a crawl? Here are some of the possible reasons along with a few quick fixes to speed things up. Wireless internet connectivity is a wonder of the modern age. There are few more ubiquitous technology protocols than Wi-Fi, the means via which radio signals sent from our router … More Why is my Wi‑Fi slow and how do I make it faster?

Toys behaving badly: How parents can protect their family from IoT threats

It pays to do some research before taking a leap into the world of internet-connected toys. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work. From smart pacemakers to fitness trackers, voice assistants to smart doorbells, the technology is making us healthier, safer, more productive and entertained. At the same time, it has also provided opportunities for … More Toys behaving badly: How parents can protect their family from IoT threats

RDP on the radar: An up‑close view of evolving remote access threats

Misconfigured remote access services continue to give bad actors an easy access path to company networks – here’s how you can minimize your exposure to attacks misusing Remote Desktop Protocol As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, many of us, myself included, turned to working full-time from home. Many of ESET’s employees were already … More RDP on the radar: An up‑close view of evolving remote access threats

ESET Research uncovers new cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments mostly in Asia

ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown cyberespionage group that they named Worok. · Worok has attacked various high-profile companies from the telecommunications, banking, maritime, energy, military, government, and public sectors. The targets are located mostly in Asia, but also in the Middle East and Africa. · Worok develops its own tools and leverages existing … More ESET Research uncovers new cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments mostly in Asia