By the middle of May, users around the world started to receive messages from their contacts through different instant-messaging applications, such as Skype and Gtalk – an attack that showed off how age-old techniques can ensnare thousands of users. Here, we analyze this attack.
New analysis and white paper detail how ESET researchers helped stop criminal hackers exploiting a Brazilian government website to retrieve data stolen by Trojan code that used spam and a Chrome browser plugin to steal confidential data from online banking customers.
The information-stealing, botnet-building worm known as Dorkbot (Win32/Dorkbot) is one of the most active threats in Latin America. Ever since we started to investigate this worm, we have been able to identify different dissemination campaigns, the ultimate aim of which is stealing sensitive information such as login names and passwords from its victims. Most of
Could that smartphone in your pocket be making money for cybercriminals? Yes it could, and in this article we will explain how, using a real world example that has been targeting Android phones around the world. The use of smartphones is now very common in a wide range of countires. We carry them with us
Your Android smartphone could be producing profit for criminals, and here is how: using piece of malware called Android/TrojanSMS.Boxer.AA, a malicious program for Google's Android mobile Operating System that targets 63 different countries, reading the MCC (Mobile Country Code) and MNC (Mobile Network Code) codes from the infected device. In December 2011 twenty-two malicious applications were discovered in the