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GDPR: A simple explainer

The GDPR is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years, and comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. We answer some key questions.

Google: More websites falling victim to cybercriminals

Google says that the number of websites compromised by cybercriminals has risen by 32%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones

There is a real feeling that smartphones are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. So why are they so eager to get into our devices?

Android malware: It doesn’t hurt to know about this

Android malware is an increasing problem … but worry not – n this infographic, we highlight some of the key things you should be aware of.

Healthcare data breaches reach a ‘sizeable number of US consumers’

Approximately 26% of Americans have been compromised by healthcare data breaches, according to a new survey from Accenture.

8 things you should know about spyware

WeLiveSecurity takes a look at what you need to know about spyware – the malware secretly prying on your online activities.

ILOVEYOU: The wrong kind of LoveLetter

A game with love: How the LoveLetter virus corrupted our tech by playing on our emotions.

Is GDPR good or bad news for business?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest reform of privacy legislation for 20 years, will come into effect on May 25, 2018, bringing with it major changes to Europe’s privacy laws.

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Ransomware is not going anywhere. Here, we’ve rounded up vital tips and advice from three ESET experts: Lysa Myers, Stephen Cobb and David Harley.

Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Only one month into the new year, it appears that we may well have our first example jackware in 2017 with a ransomware of things attack on an Austrian hotel.

An introduction to private browsing

Privacy and security fears are driving many people to look into the possibilities of private browsing. We investigate what it is and how you stay anonymous online

Flashback Wednesday: Pakistani Brain

This month’s Flashback Wednesday takes us back to the beginning. Pakistani Brain, discovered on January 19th, is considered to be the first-ever PC virus.

Windows exploitation in 2016

We are pleased to present our annual report Windows exploitation in 2016. In this latest version of our report, we offer a fresh look at modern security features in Windows 10.

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