Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

When it comes to cyberthreats, we in ESET-LATAM Research often see ransomware, banking trojans (especially in my home country – Brazil), botnets or worms. As a consequence, other types of dangerous malware that run inconspicuously might get less of our attention; as is the case with firmware malware or bootkits. Bootkits run before the OS … More Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office

While we are supposedly in the era of the paperless office, intentional leaks via printed documents remain very common and can be just as damaging as their digital counterparts. While most of us realize the necessity of paper, do we recognize the risks of unauthorized viewing or document removal from the worksite? Data loss – … More Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office

ESET works with Google to halt dangerous malware

ESET launched Chrome Cleanup, a new scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome designed to help users browse the web safely and without interruption.  Chrome Cleanup will be available for all Google Chrome users running on Windows. As cyber-attacks become more complex and difficult to spot, browsing the web can lead users to dangerous sites which … More ESET works with Google to halt dangerous malware

Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific

The costs associated with cybersecurity often deter small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region from making serious considerations about security solutions, owing to limited budgets and lack of expertise, a survey by ESET has found. As the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, and adoption of digital technologies – by consumers and businesses – continues, … More Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific

It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient

This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient

Global Cyber Security Month 2017

This October marks the 5th year of European Cyber Security Month and the general message of Global Cyber Security Month is one of a shared responsibility — STOP.THINK.CONNECT. The concept of a cybersecurity month has now become a GLOBAL event as companies around the world have joined forces to create the European Cyber Security Month and North American Cyber Security … More Global Cyber Security Month 2017