Industrial control security practitioners worry about threats … for a reason

Written by Peter Stancik, ESET We Live Security Last month, ESET researchers confirmed the discovery of a new type of sophisticated malware now known as Industroyer, highlighting the threat posed to industrial control systems. Indeed, this is considered to be the first-ever designed to affect ICS industrial control systems directly, and is thought to be behind the December … More Industrial control security practitioners worry about threats … for a reason

Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

Regardless of how intensively the topic of ransomware is currently trending, it is not the most dangerous form of malware. Recently, the much-reported WannaCry ransomware took media by storm, however, it received considerably more coverage than it did harm, and it overshadowed other internet threats. More dangerous than ransomware is a malware capable of taking … More Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

ESET releases decryptor for AESNI ransomware variants, including XData

Releasing master keys for older ransomware variants has become somewhat of a trend these days. Shortly after the release of the updated Crysis decryptor, master keys for some of the variants of the AES-NI family were published – specifically Win32/Filecoder.AESNI.B and Win32/Filecoder.AESNI.C, also known as XData. Based on this, ESET experts have prepared an AES-NI … More ESET releases decryptor for AESNI ransomware variants, including XData

ESET Threat Intelligence service launched for Enterprise Customers to help prevent attacks such as WannaCryptor

ESET Threat Intelligence, a service that predicts and proactively notifies enterprise customers about real-time threats such as WannaCryptor ransomware or the EternalBlue exploit, has been made globally available to ESET customers today. ESET Threat Intelligence is built on a unique blend of ESET’s core disciplinary knowledge, advanced heuristics and technologies such as machine learning.  The service … More ESET Threat Intelligence service launched for Enterprise Customers to help prevent attacks such as WannaCryptor

A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes

ESET Ireland looks at a few recent cyber threats arriving by mail in recent weeks, ranging from Tesco Bank phishing to a secret ‘Hungarian admirer’. It’s a numbers game that the cybercriminals are playing. Send out enough spam and a certain percentage of victims will click. So, week after week, we’re seeing new scams or … More A variety of email threats in Irish mailboxes

Google: More websites failing victim to cybercriminals

The number of websites compromised by cybercriminals during 2016 was 32% higher than the previous year, according to Google. The tech giant added that this spiral of cyberattacks is unlikely to lose momentum anytime soon, as more websites become “outdated” and cyberattackers “more aggressive”. One area of weakness identified by Google has been the slow … More Google: More websites failing victim to cybercriminals