A view of the T1 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts. During the first four months of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic was still the number one news topic around the world; however, it became notably less prominent in the threat landscape. … More ESET Threat Report T1 2021
Without ever setting foot in the lab, a threat actor could dupe DNA researchers into creating pathogens, according to a study describing “an end-to-end cyber-biological attack” Researchers have described a theoretical cyberattack that could be used to dupe unsuspecting scientists into producing dangerous biological substances, toxins and synthetic viruses. The paper, authored by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion … More Cyberattackers could trick scientists into producing dangerous substances
Practising good cyber hygiene is a critical part of staying safe online and protecting yourself from threats such as malware, phishing, viruses, and data loss – and it doesn’t just apply to your desktop or laptop. Our phones hold a vast amount of our personal and professional data, so it’s vital that cyber hygiene practices … More Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene
Dubious websites, business opportunities too good to be true, EU -or- British passports … you name it, it’s on the internet. Using Brexit (Feb. 1, 2020) and the COVID-19 pandemic declaration (Mar. 12, 2020) to bookend our discussion, we still have plenty of fodder to discuss online scams. Scams can aim for anything, from cash … More From Brexit to COVID-19, welcome to scammer central
A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security. Threat cumulativity is a term I began to use in 2018 to refer to the tendency of new technologies to spawn new threats that add to old threats without displacing them. In this article I give … More What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?