‘Fansmitter’ malware can extract data from air-gapped computers

Disconnected from the internet and without audio speakers and microphones, air-gapped computers may be the safest option for protecting an organization against security breaches, but as we know from the Stuxnet outbreak, they aren’t foolproof – a fact that researchers in Israel set out to explore. Scientists at the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University … More ‘Fansmitter’ malware can extract data from air-gapped computers

Do we need to worry about state-sponsored threats like Regin?

Last week the media headlines were full of the newly discovered nation-state malware Regin. ESET Ireland looks at how much of a threat is this to the average user and what should be prioritised. Since the discovery of Stuxnet several years ago, there has been a parade of targeted malware (such as Flame, Duqu, Gauss and … More Do we need to worry about state-sponsored threats like Regin?

Stuxnet, Flamer, Flame, Whatever Name: There’s no good malware

A week ago the big malware news was the code known as Flame, Flamer, or sKyWIper (detected by ESET as Win32/Flamer.A), then on June 1, this news broke: “A damaging cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program was the work of U.S. and Israeli experts and proceeded under the secret orders of President Obama.” (Washington Post)  Clearly, … More Stuxnet, Flamer, Flame, Whatever Name: There’s no good malware