Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices

ESET researchers are actively monitoring malware that targets embedded systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points. Recently, we discovered a bot that combines the capabilities of Tsunami (also known as Kaiten) and Gafgyt. It also provides some improvements as well as a couple of new features. We call this new threat Linux/Remaiten. So far, … More Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices

Linux Mint site hacked, users unwittingly download backdoored operating system

I hope you weren’t one of the hundreds of people who downloaded a compromised version of the Linux Mint operating system on Saturday. Because if you were, it’s possible that you’re not just running one of the more user-friendly flavours of Linux on your computer but also playing host to a Linux ELF trojan called … More Linux Mint site hacked, users unwittingly download backdoored operating system

CyberThreats Daily: Support scams continue, Ireland no exception

We regularly warn our readers about the dangers of “support scams”, where calls from supposed tech support companies offer remotely fixing computers as well as installing some actual or bogus antivirus product for a fee. Since we’re getting increased reports about such activities in Ireland as well, it would be useful to read ESET researcher … More CyberThreats Daily: Support scams continue, Ireland no exception