Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Fresh from peering into our crystal ball and outlining some of the trends that we expect to dominate the cyber-landscape in the coming year, we will now offer a snapshot of 2017. In a way, this year may be seen as a ‘year of wake-up calls’. Alarm bells barely stopped ringing as we kept waking up to … More Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The costs of connection

After a highly eventful 2017, when an increasing number of cybersecurity incidents grabbed headlinesin the mainstream media, we’re now looking ahead to the coming year, which will no doubt generate further vibrant discussions about the threat landscape. One refrain is likely to be heard time and time again. Cyberthreats and attacks are here to stay. Indeed, they will … More Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The costs of connection

Happy holidays, scam spotters!

The Identity Theft Resource Center – @ITRCSD – invited researchers from ESET North America to take part in a Twitter chat, a holiday edition of their #IDTheftChat. The conversation related to scams targeting businesses and consumers, which always seem to increase dramatically at this time of year. The chat took place on December 7th 2017, and you can read … More Happy holidays, scam spotters!

ESET Ireland consistently raising awareness about cybersecurity issues

Over the past few years, ESET Ireland’s cybersecurity experts have been regular guests at various institutions, organisations and special events, discussing various aspects of the increasingly complex world of IT security. ESET Ireland’s most recent major appearance, with an explanation of major data threats and means of protection, was at an event in Bunratty, organised … More ESET Ireland consistently raising awareness about cybersecurity issues

Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

Cybercrime and other forms of “cyber-badness” affect different professions in different ways. Recently I participated in a panel about the cybersecurity concerns of journalists and the news media, hosted by the Inter America Press Association (IAPA). An account of the panel was published on WeLiveSecuritylast month but in this article I want to pass along some of the … More Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking

Scammers have been surprisingly successful at distributing a modified version of Windows Movie Maker that aims to collect money from unaware users. The spread of the scam (which itself is far from new) has been boosted by search engine optimization of the crooks’ website, as well as continuing demand for Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft’s free video editing … More Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking

Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner

The short answer to the headline’s question is that a UEFI scanner is all about helping you protect your computer against people who seek to take it over by abusing its Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). A successful attack on a system’s UEFI can give the attacker complete control of that system, including persistence: the … More Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner