ESET discovers new USB-based data stealing malware

Tomas Gardon, a malware analyst at ESET, explains why a trojan, detected by ESET as Win32/PSW.Stealer.NAI – and dubbed USB Thief – is worth knowing about. “The USB Thief is, in many aspects different from the more common malware types that we’re used to seeing flooding the internet,” Mr. Gardon notes. “This one uses only … More ESET discovers new USB-based data stealing malware

5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

At ESET Laboratories, we are constantly analyzing and studying how cybercriminals propagate their threats all over the world. Day after day, we receive many different kinds of malicious code created for a variety of purposes. Some are aimed at home users, while others are focused on attacking the business world. Looking back at what we have … More 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

22,000 USB sticks found by UK dry cleaners each year

ESET study reveals that only 53 percent of devices get returned to owners, which begs the question – what happens to the other 10,004? A new study from internet security firm ESET has revealed that memory sticks, mobiles phones and dead rats are just some of the items dry cleaners find in dirty clothes each … More 22,000 USB sticks found by UK dry cleaners each year

Operation Liberpy: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

In mid-April 2015, ESET’s Laboratory in Latin America received a report on an executable program named “Liberty2-0.exe” detected by us as Python/Liberpy.A. It was a keylogger, a threat that undermines the security of a system by reporting all keyboard events (keys the user presses), as well as mouse movements, to a server controlled by the … More Operation Liberpy: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

Barclays compensates customers after their personal data was compromised

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast of England. The USB stick was discovered during an unrelated police raid, and is thought to be encrypted, according to a report by the Herald Scotland, … More Barclays compensates customers after their personal data was compromised