Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

It might be tempting to blame the record-high costs of data breaches on the COVID-19 pandemic alone. But dig deeper and a more nuanced picture emerges. Any narrative about cybersecurity in 2020 is naturally going to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. This once-in-a-generation crisis and the digital transformation it accelerated both broadened corporate attack surfaces and directed … More Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? We’ve all heard of phishing, the tried-and-tested email scam that spoofs authoritative sources to trick recipients into handing over sensitive information or downloading malware. Well, vishing is its voice call equivalent. It’s … More Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital. Earlier this year, a well-known APT group dubbed LuckyMouse (aka Emissary Panda, APT27) began exploiting several zero-day Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Its end goal? … More Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

ESET Survey Finds Americans Use Digital Banking and Fintech Apps More Often, Cryptocurrency Use on the Rise Since Start of Pandemic

Majority of respondents feel secure when using financial apps or online platforms, but many still use public Wi-fi while doing financial transactions online. As the GameStop stock-buying frenzy recently showed, financial transactions can now be easily conducted through a quick tap on an app. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, more Americans have turned … More ESET Survey Finds Americans Use Digital Banking and Fintech Apps More Often, Cryptocurrency Use on the Rise Since Start of Pandemic

Less than a third of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet more than half are doing so more frequently than pre-pandemic, ESET reveals

ESET reveals that only 29% of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet 61% of all consumers are shopping online more often than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. ESET has explored the topic of online shopping and banking in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers … More Less than a third of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet more than half are doing so more frequently than pre-pandemic, ESET reveals