The nature of the vulnerability hasn’t been disclosed, but is said to have already been identified and fixed. Several hundred inmates at five prisons in the northwestern US state of Idaho have exploited a software vulnerability in their “prison-specific” tablets to transfer $225,000 worth of digital credits to their virtual accounts, according to a BBC report. … More Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits
The long arm of the law caught up with a number of cybercriminals in the first three months of this year. Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we continue to comb through headlines in order to bring another instalment in our rundown of some of the recent law enforcement actions in its struggle … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018, part 2
In our roundup of some of the most notable law enforcement actions against computer crime in the first quarter of 2018 will focus on arrests and charges involving suspected cyber-crooks. Compared to combating conventional crime, efforts to bring computer criminals to justice involves a host of specific challenges for law enforcement. The difficulties reside on … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018
ESET Ireland has identified another potentially dangerous phishing scam that aims to gather Microsoft Office 365 logins via a faked FedEx email. The cybercriminals are sending a fresh email that looks like it’s coming from FedEx and says you have an important package waiting and offers a link where you can “track” it. Clicking the … More ESET Ireland warns of Office 365 phishing scam via fake FedEx email
The rapid global spread of technology, and the increasingly numerous types of interconnected devices routinely used, have greatly increased the number of attack vectors available to cybercriminals. This is why the exploitation of vulnerabilities is still one of our major concerns when it comes to corporate security incidents around the globe. For more detail, check out … More Trends 2017: Fewer vulnerabilities are being reported, but are we any safer?
Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … More Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
Toward the end of 2016, ESET senior security researcher Stephen Cobb expressed concern about the possible mingling of three different types of system abuse: holding computer systems and data files hostage (ransomware); denying access to data and systems (DDoS); and infecting the Internet of Things (IoT) with malicious code. He hypothesized that in 2017 we … More Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’