During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014. Back in 2013, WeLiveSecurity published a series of articles about this malware, in which we describe its kill chain and evasion techniques, as well as the… More Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil
It’s understandable that Microsoft is sensitive about the expanding and highly adaptive trade in tech support scams, since users of its services remain a primary target for this type of scam. That said, users of other platforms are far more likely to be targeted nowadays than they were a few years ago. There have been… More Tech support scams go with a Bing
Two years. That is how long it’s been since Microsoft abandoned its record-beating operating system, Windows XP. Despite the fact that during all this time there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for its users (with some industrial solutions being the exception), the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.… More Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on
Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed. According to the Guardian, Google, Facebook and Snapchat are reportedly bolstering their respective encryption services, which they have been doing for some time now. The newspaper said that these security initiatives preempt the latest… More Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’
It’s that time of the week again when we recap the biggest, most interesting and notable security stories from the past seven days. And yes, we’ve got a brand new logo to show off as well. We thought it was about time. ESET published Windows exploitation 2015 ESET released its annual Windows exploitation report, which… More The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan
By now you should be settled back at work after the holiday break. Are you ready for 2016? I hope you’re sitting comfortably, because from the security point of view it’s bound to be a bumpy ride. Microsoft Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means – Patch Tuesday… More Security holes found in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe… Start patching now!
ESET has collaborated with Microsoft, CERT.PL and various law enforcement bodies around the world to disrupt known Dorkbot botnets by sinkholing their C&C servers. ESET shared technical analysis, statistical information about the malware used, and known command and control servers’ domains and IPs. We also were able to leverage our historical knowledge of this threat… More News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted