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'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help
Cybercriminal activity hub Avalanche Network has been busted by law enforcement agencies, ending a long reign of protection for botnet operators.
13 Dec 16
Malicious exploit kit targeting Internet Explorer users, on global scale
Researchers at ESET have discovered a new exploit kit spreading through the internet.
12 Dec 16
ESET discovers a new decryption tool for Crysis ransomware
Since it first appeared, ransomware’s profitable business has grown rapidly.
06 Dec 16
Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox
Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals.
06 Dec 16
New early threat warning service for companies to roll out globally in 2017
“ESET Threat Intelligence provides the comprehensive intelligence ESET possesses in order to complete the overall security picture."
28 Nov 16
The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm
Targeting Microsoft Windows, it has compromised home, business and government computers across 190 countries.
22 Nov 16
Use your 'common-sense' online this holiday season, researcher says
“As always, if an offer seems too good to be true then it probably is."
22 Nov 16
Working in the cyber security industry
Those seem to me to be questions that may well interest people contemplating a career path in security.
16 Nov 16
ESET leading the way in anti-malware, report finds
This software was also entirely effective when handling legitimate objects, giving it the rare privilege of a 100% overall rating."
15 Nov 16
ESET discovers 'disturbing' router security issues
“The results clearly show that routers can be attacked fairly easily, by exploiting one of the frequently found vulnerabilities."
02 Nov 16
Online safety tips for social media and IM fans
Nowadays, social networks, online videos and instant messaging are core to users’ online experience.
17 Oct 16
Flexera Software joins the ranks in ESET's Technology Alliance partner programme
Flexera Software is now part of ESET's Technology Alliance, a partner programme designed to bring partners and customers together for IT security.
17 Oct 16
Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads
“As an extra safety step, we are going to guide Android app users to upgrade over the next few days.”
14 Oct 16
‘Alarming’ cyber security survey a wake up call for ANZ education sectors
“Without a proper program implemented throughout all schools, the teachers’ ability to deliver adequate cyber security education is not realistic."
04 Oct 16
Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined
I want to discuss four significant security and privacy assumptions that Snowden’s actions, and the resulting revelations, have undermined.
20 Sep 16
Aus & NZ organisations increasingly targeted by ransomware
As always, unexpected offers, and especially claims of criminal behaviour that are received by email should be treated with great skepticism.
05 Sep 16
How to spot a fake security award like Ashley Madison’s
“Of course, learning this purely through the benefit of hindsight is not very helpful.”
30 Aug 16
ESET discovers new Android botnet controlled by Twitter
"We can expect that the bad guys will try to make use of Facebook statuses or deploy LinkedIn and other social networks."
29 Aug 16
Nemucod serves nasty package: Ransomware and ad-clickers
Just last week ESET reported on Nemucod shifting away from ransomware and downloading the ad-clicking malware Kovter instead.
22 Aug 16
ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
18 Aug 16
ESET report says millennials are cyber savvy – and also cyber careless
Our findings actually show that when it comes to safety, baby-boomers are much savvier than millennials"
15 Aug 16
Nemucod is back and serving an ad-clicking backdoor instead of ransomware
The trojan downloader Nemucod is back with a new campaign. This time, it has changed the payload served to its victims – it's not ransomware.
15 Aug 16
Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost
ESET researchers are warning about Facebook hoax scams that spread fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials.
15 Aug 16
Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims
"The 2016 Rio Olympics are ideal targets for fraudsters and cybercriminals. Those seeking tickets online should be taking appropriate precautions."
09 Aug 16