Education: Masters in Informatic Engineering of the Technical University in Kosice
Highlights of your career? Malware Researcher
Position and history at ESET? Joined ESET as a Malware Researcher in 2011
What malware do you hate the most? Adware and ransomware
Favorite activities? Gym, squash, reading
What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Be reasonably paranoid
Favorite computer game/activity? Elasto Mania
ESET researchers have discovered a new variant of botnet-forming Android banking malware based on source code made public a couple of months ago.
ESET has spotted a new banking malware on Google Play. Disguised as a weather forecast app, it steals banking credentials and locks screens.
Android users are exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player and serving as an entrance gate for potentially any kind of dangerous malware
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.
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.
My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.
Recently, we’ve observed a new wave of scams on Facebook. Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray-Ban e-shops and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims’ payment card details are at risk.
This malware masquerades as Flash Player, behaves like a screen locker, and can bypass two-factor authentication. This combination of features turns it into a powerful tool for stealing money from victims’ bank accounts.
ESET researchers have found a large campaign of malicious porn clicker type apps on Google Play. These trojans belong to a single family of malicious apps masquerading as popular games and/or applications. They are designed and systematically modified to bypass Google’s security checks.
Lock-screen types and file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. ESET has prepared a topical white paper on the growth of this insidious Android malware.
The latest ESET discovery of the first known Android lock-screen-type ransomware that spreads in the wild and sets the phone’s PIN lock is examined.
ESET has discovered over 30 scareware apps available for download from the Google Play store. The apps have been installed by more than 600,000 Android users.
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