Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

When it comes to cyberthreats, we in ESET-LATAM Research often see ransomware, banking trojans (especially in my home country – Brazil), botnets or worms. As a consequence, other types of dangerous malware that run inconspicuously might get less of our attention; as is the case with firmware malware or bootkits. Bootkits run before the OS … More Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply

Ransomware is a big problem. Home users and organisations around the world have found themselves at the sharp end of high profile attacks that have encrypted their files, and demanded substantial amounts of money for their data’s safe recovery. The extortionists are earning themselves a fortune, as computer users and businesses feel compelled to pay … More Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply