Email sextortion scam, claiming victim’s paedophilia links, hits Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland warning about scammers claiming they’ll release videos of victims watching illegal pornography unless paid 5000 GBP in Bitcoin. ESET Ireland has registered several related emails being sent to Irish mailboxes, threatening recipients with releasing videos of them watching illegal pornography online, unless they immediately pay the blackmailers 5000 GBP (5,611 EUR) in Bitcoin. The … More Email sextortion scam, claiming victim’s paedophilia links, hits Irish mailboxes

ESET discovered an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group

ESET researchers discovered a backdoor linked to malware used by the Stealth Falcon group, an operator of targeted spyware attacks against journalists, activists and dissidents in the Middle East. Stealth Falcon is a threat group, active since 2012, that targets political activists and journalists in the Middle East. It has been tracked by the Citizen Lab, … More ESET discovered an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group

What exactly is a file-less malware attack and how could it affect your business?

File-less malware attacks leave little trace, which makes them all the more threatening. A file-less malware attack doesn’t even need to install software on a victim’s machine and is instead based on an attacker taking control of something already installed on your computer. A file-less malware attack often latches onto a built-in component of Windows … More What exactly is a file-less malware attack and how could it affect your business?

Interview: Addressing the lack of IT Security Specialists with technology

Read the interview with Michal Jankech, the Principal Product Manager at ESET, discussing major security challenges and cyberattacks faced by large companies nowadays. The six biggest security challenges faced by large businesses: 1.    Ransomware – an encryption-based malware 2.    Targeted attacks and hacking 3.    Various operating systems – there’s always at least one Mac computer … More Interview: Addressing the lack of IT Security Specialists with technology

First‑of‑its‑kind spyware sneaks into Google Play

ESET analysis breaks down the first known spyware that is built on the AhMyth open-source espionage tool and has appeared on Google Play – twice. ESET researchers have discovered the first known spyware that is built on the foundations of AhMyth open-source malware and has circumvented Google’s app-vetting process. The malicious app, called Radio Balouch … More First‑of‑its‑kind spyware sneaks into Google Play

Ransomware wave hits 23 towns in Texas

The attack, which has victimized mostly smaller local governments, is thought to have been unleashed by a single threat actor. As many as 23 government organizations across Texas are reeling from an apparently “coordinated ransomware attack”, an alert by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) reveals. The incident occurred last Friday and for the most part … More Ransomware wave hits 23 towns in Texas

New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users