Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

…and why are they selling it to other security vendors and product testers? If you were hoping to find a sensational story outing one of our competitors, I am going to disappoint you right away. This is not that, but it is something, something that can happen to all of us! Spam is something that … More Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

Competing in esports: 3 things to watch out for

If you’re looking to become a pro gamer, there are risks you shouldn’t play down. Gaming has been a popular pastime for decades. Over the past few years, it has also become a career path, with esports becoming a steadily growing phenomenon. Tournaments are taking place around the globe with huge prize pools and name … More Competing in esports: 3 things to watch out for

Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

The attack, unleashed by a 400,000-strong Mirai-style botnet, may be the largest of its kind on record. A botnet made up of 402,000 enslaved Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices has staged a 13-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against an undisclosed streaming service, according to a blog post by cybersecurity firm Imperva. The company said it successfully counteracted the onslaught and the … More Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

If you own a Wi-Fi router, it may well be riddled with security holes that expose you to a host of threats. Five out of every six (83%) Wi-Fi routers in US homes and offices leave their users at risk of cyberattacks, because their firmware is inadequately updated for security vulnerabilities, research by The American Consumer … More Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

ESET researchers have discovered several third-party add-ons for the popular open-source media player Kodi being used to distribute Linux and Windows cryptocurrency-mining malware. If you use Kodi, you may have noticed that a popular, Dutch repository for third-party add-ons, XvBMC, was recently shut down upon copyright-infringement warnings. Following the shutdown, we discovered that the repository was … More Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign