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Cybercrime

Hacker who stole celebrity emails, sex videos, movie scripts gets five years in prison

Alonzo Knowles was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty in a separate case involving the hacking of female celebrities’ online accounts

The cybercrime business model and its value chain

The security landscape has evolved to a point where most IT threats occur with the intention of generating financial gain for their creators and financiers.

Sednit: A very digested read

This feature offers a very digested read of ESET’s trilogy of research papers on Sednit, one of the most notorious groups of cyberattackers in the world.

Careers in fighting cybercrime

Interested in a career where you get to fight cybercrime on a daily basis? ESET’s senior research fellow David Harley takes a look at some key things.

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Lifting the lid on Sednit: A closer look at the software it uses

ESET’s threat analysts have taken a closer look at the software used by Sednit to spy on its targets and steal confidential information.

New ESET research paper puts Sednit under the microscope

Security researchers at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious and highly experienced Sednit cyberespionage group.

Cybercrime in Canada: The impact on SMBs

A new survey, conducted by Ipsos and sponsored by ESET, finds that one in four Canadian SMBs with yearly revenues of $10 million or more have been hit by a cyberattack.

What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Pippa Middleton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.

Have you properly secured your iCloud account?

USBee: how to spy on an isolated system with a USB

USBee is a form of “air gap attack”. It uses a USB device to transmit the information the attacker wants to steal at frequencies between 240 and 480Mhz.

21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

21st century cybercriminals are more sophisticated, daring and organized than ever. The threat landscape has evolved.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: The safe way to obtain tickets online

Don’t get fooled by criminals before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, says ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič. These sporting events are a prime target for fraudsters.

Auto industry publishes first ever cybersecurity best practices

The auto industry has published its first set of cybersecurity best practices, as it attempts to combat rising and future threats facing the connected car.

Clash of Kings forum hacked, 1.6 million account details put at risk

Vulnerable version of vBulletin thought to be responsible for data breach which could impact almost 1.6 million game players.

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?

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.

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.

Cash machines turn 49 today: Are ATMs really that secure?

Forty-nine years after the first ATM was installed in London, we ask how secure our cash machines are today?

Crimeware: Malware and massive campaigns around the world

Cases of malware and crimeware incidents are reported daily around the world. Indeed, the number of reports, detections and threats grows constantly.

Mandatory password reset for some Facebook and Netflix users in wake of mega-breaches

Don’t panic. Facebook and Netflix have not suffered a data breach. But it’s quite possible that they are asking you to change your password.

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