Ransomware and the enterprise: A new white paper

Ransomware remains a serious threat and this new white paper explains what enterprises need to know, and do, to reduce risk. Throughout 2018 criminals have continued to target large organizations with ransomware. Today we introduce a new white paper that explains why ransomware is still a serious threat to your organization – regardless of size … More Ransomware and the enterprise: A new white paper

Cryptojacking, the result of “cryptocurrency rush” and how ESET can help

The rise in value of some digital currencies has led to a kind of “cryptocurrency rush” in which the mining is carried out not only by individuals trying to earn money legitimately, but also by cybercriminals who are developing threats and instigating attacks to hijack digital currencies, or otherwise to use computer resources owned by regular internet … More Cryptojacking, the result of “cryptocurrency rush” and how ESET can help

Irish, US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines

“Thousands of websites, including ones run by Irish, US and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies,” the Irish Times reported. According to them, the Health Service Executive, the Oireachtas, Safefood and some county councils were among the affected. The US courts’ … More Irish, US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines

Tank-traps versus trappings in virtual currencies: A cybersecurity minefield

Virtual currencies have been the talk of the town of late — including that of the ‘online town’, judging by 2017’s top-trending search terms on Google. And, in a way, rightly so, given the genuine bumper crop of events that 2017 yielded in this burgeoning – but all too often murky and muddy – field. We saw … More Tank-traps versus trappings in virtual currencies: A cybersecurity minefield

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex plagued by DDoS attacks

Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has been going through a sticky patch of late, having been knocked temporarily offline on Monday due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that was reminiscent of a similar incident from a few days prior. After first tweeting that “Platform is currently under heavy load and we are working to bring it back … More Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex plagued by DDoS attacks

Fake cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

Users of the popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex have been the target of two credential stealing apps, discovered on Google Play disguised as legitimate Poloniex mobile apps. Apart from harvesting Poloniex login credentials, the fake apps also try to trick victims into making their Gmail accounts accessible to the attackers. Poloniex is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency … More Fake cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

Money-making machine: Monero-mining malware

While the world is holding its breath, wondering where notorious cybercriminal groups like Lazarus or Telebots will strike next with another destructive malware such as WannaCryptor or Petya, there are many other, less aggressive, much stealthier and often very profitable operations going on. One such operation has been going on since at least May 2017, … More Money-making machine: Monero-mining malware