This is the third time in as many weeks that ESET researchers have spotted previously unknown data wiping malware taking aim at Ukrainian organizations. ESET researchers have uncovered yet another destructive data wiper that was used in attacks against organizations in Ukraine. Dubbed CaddyWiper by ESET analysts, the malware was first detected at 11.38 a.m. … More CaddyWiper: New wiper malware discovered in Ukraine
The attack is a reminder of growing cyberthreats to critical infrastructure while also showing why providers of essential services are ripe targets for cybercriminals. While detractors have argued that threats against physical infrastructure are overstated and largely theoretical, the growing list of organizations that have been successfully attacked suggests otherwise. And now the media is full of … More Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world
The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool. France’s national cybersecurity agency ANSSI has disclosed details about an intrusion campaign targeting IT services firms that run the Centreon IT resource monitoring tool. The attacks are thought to have stayed under … More Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy
There are a multitude of cybersecurity issues that enterprises must negotiate in the current digital landscape, including ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious code that blocks or encrypts the contents of a device and demands a ransom to restore access to the data. The devices in question include mobile phones and PCs but also extend to … More Advances in ESET ransomware protection
Do you know how attacks on national critical systems could also represent a threat to your business? The concept that cyber criminals can take out power grids or disrupt transport networks may once have been a movie script rather than news headlines. Yet in the last few years we’ve seen continued attacks on power grids … More How can critical infrastructure be targeted by malware?