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APAC cybersecurity: Plenty of room for improvements

When it comes to APAC cybersecurity, there is room for improvement. In this feature we take a look at key trends across this region.

Cicis restaurant chain experiences data breach

Restaurant chain Cicis has released a statement informing customers of a data breach experienced in some of its restaurants across the US.

Analyzing Mr. Robot: S02E01

One of the surprises of last year for everyone working in IT security was, without a doubt, the hit TV show Mr. Robot, explains ESET’s Josep Albors.

Users of iPhones and Macs must update to avoid Stagefright-like bug

Make sure that all your Apple devices are patched before online criminals attempt to take advantage of this flaw.

Library of Congress experiences DDoS attack

The Library of Congress in the US has experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, it revealed via social media. Also affected was the US Copyright Office.

Jackware: When connected cars meet ransomware

Beware jackware, malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the primary purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.

Malicious scripts gaining prevalence in Brazil

Malicious scripts are gaining prevalence in Brazil, reports ESET’s Matías Porolli.

Passwords not compromised by Ubuntu Forums data breach

A major data breach on the Ubuntu Forums has not compromised the passwords of its affected users. Usernames, emails addresses and IPs have been exposed.

Pokémon GO goes down: Hackers claim responsibility

Both the OurMine and PoodleCorp hacking gangs appear to be taking credit for Pokémon GO being offline over the weekend. But might there be a more down-to-earth explanation?

A smarter approach to password security ‘needed’

A smarter approach to password security is needed to help prevent cybercriminals from easily accessing our accounts and stealing personal information.

Firefighting, security and compliance

Security includes firefighting and compliance as well as systems and network management, but should the same people do it all?

Top tips on how to use Pokémon GO safely

The world is going crazy for Pokémon GO. Here are some top tips from ESET’s Lysa Myers on how to enjoy this latest sensation safely.

Flashback Friday: The Melissa virus

In 1999, David L. Smith launched the Melissa virus. Within a few hours, it had infected thousands of computers. We take a look back at its impact.

Pokémon GO hype: First lockscreen tries to catch the trend

ESET has discovered the first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate. As its characteristics suggest, it deliberately locks the screen right after the app is started forcing the user to restart the device.

Fake apps on Google Play tricked users into paying instead of delivering promised followers

ESET has discovered eight fake applications on Google Play, which were promising to boost the number of followers on users’ social network profiles. Our security software is detecting these as Android/Fasurke.

Comic-Con: Travel, safety and privacy guide

Ahead of this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, ESET’s Aryeh Goretsky has put together a handy travel, security and privacy guide.

Were you planning on downloading the Pokémon GO APK? Beware fake versions!

Since 2015, thousands of aspiring Pokémon trainers have been waiting for the release of Pokémon GO, which has just launched. Watch out for fakes.

Nymaim rides again in 2016 and reaches Brazil

During the first half of this year, ESET has observed an increase in the number of detections of Nymaim, a long-known malware family whose prevalence has fallen markedly since 2014.

Hi, I’m the enemy: Different perspectives on a pentest

WeLiveSecurity begins a new series of articles showing the different angles that can be taken when tackling a pentest.

Over 1000 Wendy’s restaurants hacked – customers’ credit card details stolen

Fast food giant Wendy’s says that it now believes that more than 1000 of its restaurants across the United States have fallen victim to a hacking gang, who used malware to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.

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