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The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided

How do you calculate the value at risk? Choosing between investing in antivirus software or doing nothing to prevent cybercrime is not black and white. We explore the grey areas of cybersecurity economics.

ABTA experiences data breach

The Association of British Travel Agents discovered the data breach on March 1st, but failed to notify customers until March 16th.

Flashback Friday: Operation Windigo

In 2014, ESET delivered a comprehensive and detailed report on Operation Windigo. We take a look back at what was documented and what insight was gathered.

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry is “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry.

US charges Russian FSB officials in connection with massive Yahoo security breach

The United States has charged four men, including two officials of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency, in connection with a hacking attack against Yahoo that saw the details of 500 million users stolen and the use of forged cookies to break into accounts.

Significant cyberthreat to UK businesses continues to grow

Greater collaboration is needed in order to combat the significant threat of cybercrime to British businesses, according to the UK’s National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Challenges and implications of cybersecurity legislation

Cybersecurity legislation: organization, collaboration and diffusion across the globe, and working towards the populization of cybersecurity culture

Home Depot agrees to $25 million settlement for data breach

US retail giant Home Depot is set to pay a $25 million settlement in relation to a data breach suffered in 2014.

Mobile security: The reality of malware … augmented

What awaits us in terms of mobile security trends? Throughout this article, we will discuss how risks might develop in the near future.

Consumer Reports launches new privacy and data security standard

The US-based nonprofit organization Consumer Reports has come up with a new standard that aims to boost consumer confidence in privacy and data security.

New Instagram credential stealers discovered on Google Play

ESET researchers discovered 13 new Instagram credential stealers on Google play and looked into the motivations behind their fraudulent schemes.

Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

ESET’s Lysa Myers looks at the shortage of qualified information security talent to fill positions, discussing ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap.

Aggressive ad-displaying Google Play app tricks users into leaving high ratings

ESET researchers have observed an increased number of apps on Google Play using social engineering techniques to boost their ratings, ranging from legitimate apps, through adware to malware.

Good Weather App radio interview with Alexis Dorais-Joncas and Marc Saltzman

A full radio interview with ESET’s Alexis Dorais-Joncas and radio and TV personality Marc Saltzman – on NewsTalk 1010 – talking about a malicious weather app that was found on Google Play.

WordPress webmasters urged to upgrade to version 4.73 to patch six security holes

Another day, another important security update for WordPress. If you’re running a self-hosted version of WordPress, you must update the software on your website now.

10 ways to ruin a cybercriminal’s day

Technology is affecting our relationships and changing our lives, but are we taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves online? Here’s how to outsmart cybercriminals.

IoT of toys stranger than fiction: Cybersecurity and data privacy update

The Internet of Stranger Things came to life in the recent case of a cuddly connected toy, raising wider and deeper questions about cybersecurity, privacy, and the future of digital technology.

Yahoo CEO forgoes annual bonus, worth millions, over security breaches

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has missed out on $2m from her annual bonus due to her management of security breaches affecting billions of users.

Bletchley Park: Training the next generation of cybersecurity codebreakers

Bletchley Park, considered to be the birthplace of modern computing, is to train the generation of cybersecurity codebreakers.

Major internet safety strategy to ‘bolster online safety’ for children in the UK

The UK is developing an internet safety strategy in an attempt to secure a position as “the safest place in the world for young people to go online”.

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