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December 2016

The 10 biggest security incidents of 2016

In 2016, companies have had their security solutions tested by increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. We look at the year’s biggest security incidents.

Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

OurMine hijacks Netflix’s US Twitter account

Netflix has become the latest big name brand to have one of its social media accounts hijacked by OurMine.

Year-end cybercrime update 2016: an avalanche of good news?

Highlighting 20 success stories in the struggle against cybercrime, from indictments to arrests, extraditions to sentencing. Law enforcement efforts in cyberspace may have borne more fruit in 2016 than in any other year.

New Linux/Rakos threat: devices and servers under SSH scan (again)

ESET’s Peter Kálnai and Michal Malik report on a new Linux/Rakos threat – devices and servers are under SSH scan again.

NCSC boss asked to detail efforts to protect financial services sector against cyberattacks

The head of the UK’s NCSC has been asked to offer more detail into how the financial services sector will be protected from cyberattacks.

IoT attacks: 10 things you need to know

IoT attacks are on the rise. As the technology becomes more relevant to our lives, we take a look at what the state of play is.

Cybersecurity skills gap: It’s big and it’s bad for security

The cybersecurity skills gap is a big problem for organizations struggling to protect rapidly expanding systems from a growing range of threats. We look at how big and what to do about it.

Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats

With spirits and internet usage at an all time high, there’s no better time for cybercriminals to lure a victim online. Here are 12 threats to be aware of.

ESET Trends for 2017: Holding security ransom

ESET’s Trends for 2017: Security Held Ransom report includes a review of the most important events of last year and outlines trends in cybercriminal activity and cyberthreats for 2017.

Yahoo data breach: What you can do

Yahoo has announced that one billion of its user accounts has been affected by a data breach. ESET’s Mark James offers some informative security advice.

Yahoo experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.

Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

A new holiday season scam campaign is plaguing social media – and this time it’s pretending to sell heavily discounted Uggs, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Teenager’s phone confiscated for TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

A 17-year-old who pleaded guilty to offenses relating to 2015’s TalkTalk cyberattack has had his iPhone confiscated and been sentenced to a 12-month rehabilitation order.

The rise of TeleBots: Analyzing disruptive KillDisk attacks

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov analyzes the work of TeleBots, a malicious toolset that was used in focused cyberattacks against targets in Ukraine’s financial sector.

CERT warns Netgear routers can be easily exploited

It has not been a good year for the internet of things, security-wise.

The latest IoT devices found vulnerable to trivial exploitation? Netgear routers.

Distributed Guessing Attack can ‘compromise Visa cards in just six seconds’

A new study from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that cybercriminals can access online banking details of any Visa card through a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack.

Security by design for mobile device manufacturers

ESET’s Cameron Camp takes a closer look at security by design for mobile device manufacturers, assessing where we are and where we are heading.

Why combining technology with standards could combat fraud

ESET’s Miguel Ángel Mendoza looks at why combining technology with standards could combat fraud.

Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov Jean-Ian Boutin discuss their paper, titled Modern Attacks on Russian Financial Institutions, which was published earlier this year.

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