Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

According to NATO’s decision, a cyberattack on a member country could be considered an attack on the entire US-led alliance, potentially triggering a military response. Does this translate to “You hack us, we nuke you”? While on one hand cybersecurity is as much part of the global security system as physical security and should therefore … More Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

Operation Groundbait: Espionage in Ukrainian war zones

In addition to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in recent years the country has been facing a significantly higher number of targeted cyberattacks, or so-called advanced persistent threats (APTs). After BlackEnergy, which has, most infamously, facilitated attacks that resulted in power outages for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians, and Operation Potao Express, where … More Operation Groundbait: Espionage in Ukrainian war zones

Mumblehard takedown ends army of Linux servers from spamming

One year after the release of the technical analysis of the Mumblehard Linux botnet, we are pleased to report that it is no longer active. ESET, in cooperation with the Cyber Police of Ukraine and CyS Centrum LLC, have taken down the Mumblehard botnet, stopping all its spamming activities since February 29th, 2016. ESET is … More Mumblehard takedown ends army of Linux servers from spamming

The security review: ESET’s trends for 2016, more cyberattacks in Ukraine and virtualised security

From expert insight into cybersecurity-related trends in 2016 to the ongoing attacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry and the persistent problem that is poor password behavior, we’ve got you covered for all the important security stories from the past seven days. ESET Trends for 2016: Security is becoming a part of our lives ESET released … More The security review: ESET’s trends for 2016, more cyberattacks in Ukraine and virtualised security

New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry

The cyberattacks against the Ukrainian electric power industry continue. Background information on this story can be found in our recent publications: BlackEnergy trojan strikes again: Attacks Ukrainian electric power industry BlackEnergy by the SSHBearDoor: attacks against Ukrainian news media and electric industry BlackEnergy and the Ukrainian power outage: What we really know Yesterday (January 19th) … More New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry