Dissecting Linux/Moose

The Analysis of a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks Today we are releasing a research paper about a malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose. This blog post will summarize a few elements of the full report. Linux/Moose is … More Dissecting Linux/Moose

Win32/Flamer: the 21st Century Whale

It’s not only the malware ESET calls Win32/Flamer.A which is complex (and certainly dauntingly large). It’s understandable that what appears to be a sophisticated threat found in in several regions, some of them particularly politically sensitive, has excited so much interest. However, conflicting conjecture and confusion over the ‘ownership’ of the detection is muddying the … More Win32/Flamer: the 21st Century Whale

Monthly Threat Report: September 2011

Backup strategy for home users David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP, ESET Senior Research Fellow A shorter version of this article previously appeared in SC Magazine’s Cybercrime Corner. Years ago, when I was a security analyst/administrator at a medical research organization in the UK, one of the units (not one I was personally responsible for, fortunately) … More Monthly Threat Report: September 2011

Monthly Threat Report: May 2011

Facebook privacy: security concerns If Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest one in the world (http://blog.eset.com/2011/05/04/osama-bin-laden-is-alive-and-well-on-facebook). All those Facebook users are exposed to the many social networking risks and nuisances that are regularly reported nowadays. Paul Laudanski’s wrote a comprehensive blog article which is a timely and essential guide to a … More Monthly Threat Report: May 2011