After a highly eventful 2017, when an increasing number of cybersecurity incidents grabbed headlinesin the mainstream media, we’re now looking ahead to the coming year, which will no doubt generate further vibrant discussions about the threat landscape. One refrain is likely to be heard time and time again. Cyberthreats and attacks are here to stay. Indeed, they will … More Cybersecurity Trends 2018: The costs of connection
The Identity Theft Resource Center – @ITRCSD – invited researchers from ESET North America to take part in a Twitter chat, a holiday edition of their #IDTheftChat. The conversation related to scams targeting businesses and consumers, which always seem to increase dramatically at this time of year. The chat took place on December 7th 2017, and you can read … More Happy holidays, scam spotters!
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
The number, magnitude and costs of data breaches are all set to continue on their upward trajectories in the coming year, according to a forecast by the Information Security Forum (ISF). This prediction is included in their Global Security Threat Outlook for 2018 and comes with a warning that the stakes are now “higher than ever before”. … More ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year
Law enforcement authorities across the globe disrupted many long-running botnets powered by a malware family dubbed as Gamarue, mostly detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos and also known as Andromeda, capping a year-plus concerted effort that relied on technical intelligence from Microsoft and ESET researchers. ESET, having been approached by Microsoft to join the disruption effort, provided a technical analysis … More ESET helps law enforcement worldwide to disrupt Gamarue botnet
Over the past few years, ESET Ireland’s cybersecurity experts have been regular guests at various institutions, organisations and special events, discussing various aspects of the increasingly complex world of IT security. ESET Ireland’s most recent major appearance, with an explanation of major data threats and means of protection, was at an event in Bunratty, organised … More ESET Ireland consistently raising awareness about cybersecurity issues
“Something magical happens when reverse engineers write Volatility plugins” – The Volatility Plugin Contest committee on Browserhooks ESET malware researchers Peter Kálnai and Michal Poslušný were awarded 3rd place in this year’s Volatility Plugin Contest for their Browserhooks tool. The duo made use of the knowledge they have gained tracking banking Trojans and Man-in-the-Browser (MitB) malware, and documenting … More ESET malware researchers awarded prize in open-source memory forensics competition