Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

The cyber attack affects 14 inboxes belonging to the Department of Justice was confirmed by ESET researchers.  ESET’s team of malware researchers in Montreal, in collaboration with journalist Hugo Joncas, helped shed light on a cyber attack that affected the Quebec Department of Justice.  Indeed, on August 11 and 12, the Department of Justice suffered a cyber attack in which malicious actors used malicious software to infect 14 inboxes under the Department‘s … More Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

Exploit kits: What are they and what is an exploit blocker?

What are exploit kits? Unwary internet users may not realize that in the course of normal browsing they can be exposed to malicious exploit kits that lurk on some websites. Exploit kits consist of malicious code to exploit one or more potential vulnerabilities in common web browsing and document viewing software. More sophisticated exploit kits … More Exploit kits: What are they and what is an exploit blocker?

Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

As software becomes more important than ever, how can engaging the security industry make the road ahead less winding? Here at CES, the car manufacturers race to launch the latest gadgets in their new models before the competition. And that’s hard to do without breaking down the software silos. That would mean using widely developed, open-source … More Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

ESET’s 20 cybersecurity tips for 2020

As we’re entering 2020, we’re also plotting out our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of suggesting what you should do next year, however, let’s have a look at some cybersecurity mistakes you should avoid for a more secure 2020. Denying you are a target You’ve probably already brushed off this possibility with contempt, thinking the chances … More ESET’s 20 cybersecurity tips for 2020

Winnti Group’s skip‑2.0: A Microsoft SQL Server backdoor

Notorious cyberespionage group debases MSSQL. For a while, ESET researchers have been tracking the activities of the Winnti Group, active since at least 2012 and responsible for high-profile supply-chain attacks against the video game and software industry. Recently, we discovered a previously undocumented backdoor targeting Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) that allows attackers to maintain a very discreet … More Winnti Group’s skip‑2.0: A Microsoft SQL Server backdoor