Notorious spy tool taken down in global operation

IM-RAT, which could be had for as little as US$25, was bought by nearly 15,000 people. Law enforcement authorities in a number of countries have broken up a cybercriminal operation that peddled a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of giving anyone with ill intentions total control over compromised machines, according to announcements by Europol, the United Kingdom’s National … More Notorious spy tool taken down in global operation

Should cybersecurity be taught in schools?

Experts weigh in on whether schools should teach kids the skills they need to safely reap the benefits of the online world. With education being one of the key factors in everyone’s life, the education system of any country seeks to provide children not only with elementary competencies, but also equip them with at least … More Should cybersecurity be taught in schools?

Registers as “Default Print Monitor”, but is a malicious downloader. Meet DePriMon

ESET researchers have discovered a new downloader with a novel, not previously seen in the wild installation technique. DePriMon is a malicious downloader, with several stages and using many non-traditional techniques. To achieve persistence, the malware registers a new local port monitor – a trick falling under the “Port Monitors” technique in the MITRE ATT&CK knowledgebase. … More Registers as “Default Print Monitor”, but is a malicious downloader. Meet DePriMon

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

How can organizations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? Since human error has a well-documented history of causing many breaches, no organization can afford to overlook the importance of ensuring that its employees are aware of online dangers. This is mainly why the first instalment in our … More Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? You’ve probably heard the term “smart cities” – that is, the idea that extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure can lead to cost savings, … More Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

Connecting the dots: Exposing the arsenal and methods of the Winnti Group

New ESET white paper released describing updates to the malware arsenal and campaigns of this group known for its supply-chain attacks. Today, ESET Research releases a white paper updating our understanding of the Winnti Group. Last March, ESET researchers warned about a new supply-chain attack targeting video game developers in Asia. Following that publication, we continued … More Connecting the dots: Exposing the arsenal and methods of the Winnti Group