World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we take a closer look at the possible cybersecurity risks that exist on sports-streaming websites. With the start of FIFA World Cup on June 14 just a day away, many fans will be looking for streaming sites where they can watch the matches taking … More World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

The city has spent $5 million to restore files, rebuild impacted systems, and harden its cyber-defenses. The ransomware attack that compromised much of the computer infrastructure of Atlanta’s municipal government in March 2018, has resulted in the loss of years’ worth of footage collected by dashboard-mounted cameras in the city’s police cars, according to WSB-TV channel. … More Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

VPNFilter update: More bad news for routers

New research into VPNFilter finds more devices hit by malware that’s nastier than first thought, making rebooting and remediating of routers more urgent. At the bottom of this article is a revised list of routers believed to be at particular risk from the malicious code known as VPNFilter, according to ongoing research by Cisco’s Talos … More VPNFilter update: More bad news for routers

12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

Time does fly! It feels like only yesterday that a new strain of hitherto little-known malware achieved celebrity status among global ransomware campaigns. It’s already been a year, almost to the day, since the WannaCryptor ransomware cryptoworm – also known as WannaCry and detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D – ran rampant. What made WannaCryptor’s impact so severe, … More 12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

ESET Ireland has seen an increase in emails with infected attachments, claiming to be invoices, tricking unwary businesses to click on them and infect themselves. Businesses in Ireland should be on the lookout for brief emails with attachments. ESET Ireland has seen many in the past few weeks, with a subject like “Invoice #39601” or … More Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds

Social engineering attacks that involve pretexting nearly tripled on an annual basis while phishing simulations show that curiosity gets the better of 4% of people. Ransomware takes the cake as the most prevalent type of malicious software in Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The US-based telecommunications company analyzed input from 67 organizations and examined more … More Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds

Fake or not fake – that is the question

An interview with ESET’s Lukáš Štefanko on the thin line between what deserves the name “security app” and what can be called fake. ESET’s analysis of shady apps pretending to be security – or “antivirus” – apps that were discovered on Google Play left some questions unanswered. Lukáš Štefanko, who did the research, speaks about its wider … More Fake or not fake – that is the question