Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware. In a typical technical support scam operation, fraudsters will work their way through the telephone book, ringing up people under the … More Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

Cybercrime has quickly become a major problem for businesses, governments and citizens all over the globe. While awareness of this multifaceted threat is increasing, we’re still making the same blunder when it comes to cybersecurity, as a recent study by the Pew Research Center alluded to. Here are a few security mistakes to be aware … More Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware

As mentioned in a previous blog post, ESET detects and blocks the WannaCryptor.D threat and its variants. ESET currently detects ransomware behavior as FileCoder, and all ESET products provide multiple layers of technologies to protect computers from this infection. Take these steps now We strongly recommend using the following best practices for enhanced security. 1.    Keep … More Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware

Anti-trust, EU complaints and the anti-malware industry

Last week Eugene Kaspersky posted a blog about his company’s – and more importantly the entire industry’s – struggle to ensure consumers have a simple and unhindered method to choose a security product. As someone who’s been very close to the issues highlighted in Eugene’s blog I agree in principle with the majority of the … More Anti-trust, EU complaints and the anti-malware industry

Sednit adds two zero-day exploits using ‘Trump’s attack on Syria’ as a decoy

Introduction The Sednit group, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Sofacy, is a group of attackers operating since at least 2004 and whose main objective is to steal confidential information from specific targets. In October 2016, ESET published an extensive analysis of Sednit’s arsenal and tactics in a whitepaper titled En Route with Sednit. Last … More Sednit adds two zero-day exploits using ‘Trump’s attack on Syria’ as a decoy