ESET Research discovers DazzleSpy: macOS malware spyware

On November 11th, Google TAG published a blogpost about watering-hole attacks leading to exploits for the Safari web browser running on macOS. ESET researchers had been investigating this campaign the week before that publication, uncovering additional details about the targets and malware used to compromise its victims. Here we provide a breakdown of the WebKit exploit used … More ESET Research discovers DazzleSpy: macOS malware spyware

Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows. An analysis of 186 successful ransomware attacks against businesses in the United States in 2020 has shown that the companies lost almost US$21 billion due to attack-induced downtime, according to technology website Comparitech. Compared to … More Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

The Facebook-owned messaging service plans to roll out the feature to both iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. While users already had the option to back up their message history using cloud-based services, they will soon be able to store their backups end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), WhatsApp has announced. The introduction of the new feature … More WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups