Ammyy Admin compromised with malware again; World Cup used as cover

Website altered to serve a malware-tainted version of otherwise legitimate software with the global event in Russia acting as a smokescreen. Users who downloaded the free remote administration tool Ammyy Admin from its official website ammyy.com on June 13 or 14, beware! According to ESET’s analysis, within that timeframe the website was compromised to serve … More Ammyy Admin compromised with malware again; World Cup used as cover

World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

The FIFA World Cup in Russia has passed without much incident so far. Indeed, the only controversial moments have involved the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) for the first time in World Cup history. The doom and gloom prophecies that accompany the build-up to these major sporting events have become as commonplace as the drama … More World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we take a closer look at the possible cybersecurity risks that exist on sports-streaming websites. With the start of FIFA World Cup on June 14 just a day away, many fans will be looking for streaming sites where they can watch the matches taking … More World Cup watching: The common threats found when using streaming sites

False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp

The scam circulated through WhatsApp aimed at users in Brazil claiming that Nike will give away the jersey that the team will wear at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. With ten days to go before the FIFA World Cup begins in Russia, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the event by tricking people into providing personal … More False contest to win jersey of the Brazilian team found on WhatsApp

World Cup scams: team tactics to keep you safe

With the World Cup in Brazil poised to begin, the whole world is watching – and that includes cybercriminals. ESET is following a wave of phishing campaigns, fake “prize draws” and other classic fraud tactics – and the hacks have extended far beyond the boundaries of Brazil itself, as this story about England players’ details … More World Cup scams: team tactics to keep you safe