Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

Over the years, we have witnessed how cybercriminals have developed and implemented sophisticated new techniques to outwit users. That being said, one thing has not changed and remains a constant challenge: ensuring perseverance and avoiding detection both by security solutions and the human eye. In recent months, we have started to receive various reports about suspicious and … More Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

False positives can be more costly than a malware infection

Poor business decisions can be very costly, especially in cybersecurity, where labeling clean items as malicious – so-called false positives – can have very damaging consequences. So, how can you simultaneously keep the error rates low, uphold detection rates and keep protection strong? With a combination of a well-tuned security solution and experienced human supervision. … More False positives can be more costly than a malware infection

A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland looks at a few recent cyber threats arriving by mail in recent weeks, ranging from Tesco Bank phishing to a secret ‘Hungarian admirer’. It’s a numbers game that the cybercriminals are playing. Send out enough spam and a certain percentage of victims will click. So, week after week, we’re seeing new scams or … More A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes

Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

A mirror download server for the popular tool HandBrake video file-transcoding app has been compromised by hackers, who replaced its Mac edition with malware. The first most Mac users will know about the security incident will be when they visit the app’s website, at https://handbrake.fr, and see a link to a “Security Alert”: Anyone who … More Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

Android users were the target of another banking malware with screen locking capabilities, masquerading as a flashlight app on Google Play. Unlike other banking trojans with a static set of targeted banking apps, this trojan is able to dynamically adjust its functionality. Aside from delivering the promised flashlight functionality, this remotely controlled trojan comes with … More Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen

Industry leading antivirus solution heralded for its high quality, efficiency and low performance impact ESET Smart Security Premium, a comprehensive antivirus solution, earned an impressive five-star rating and the title ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ from Digital Citizen. Surpassing 14 other commercial antivirus products on the market, ESET Smart Security Premium was highlighted for … More ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen