Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene

Practising good cyber hygiene is a critical part of staying safe online and protecting yourself from threats such as malware, phishing, viruses, and data loss – and it doesn’t just apply to your desktop or laptop. Our phones hold a vast amount of our personal and professional data, so it’s vital that cyber hygiene practices … More Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene

ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

ESET researchers have discovered a new operation within a long-running cyber-espionage campaign in the Middle East, apparently with links to the threat actor group known as Gaza Hackers, or Molerats. Instrumental in the operation is an Android app, Welcome Chat, which serves as spyware while also delivering the promised chatting functionality. The malicious website promoting … More ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

Top five lessons we’ve learned in lockdown

Although we haven’t been able to physically go to school or work for a while, that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped learning. In fact, the coronavirus lockdowns have provided a number of important lessons. We’ve adapted to remote working, remote schooling, remote conferences – even remote happy hour! – and kept learning along the way. Read … More Top five lessons we’ve learned in lockdown

COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The UK Government recently announced that it was ceasing development of its current contact-tracing app; on the same day, the Canadian Government stated that it was developing one. All this in the same week that the Norwegian health authority had … More COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

ESET researchers dissect an Android app that masquerades as an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app and encrypts files on the victim’s device. New ransomware CryCryptor has been targeting Android users in Canada, distributed via two websites under the guise of an official COVID-19 tracing app provided by Health Canada. ESET researchers analyzed the ransomware and created … More New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor