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Cybercrime

Teenager charged over Mumsnet hack and DDoS attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged by British police in connection with an internet attack that saw Mumsnet hacked, users’ accounts breached, passwords stolen, and the site blasted offline.

ESET releases new decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware

If your encrypted files had the extensions .xxx, .ttt, .micro, .mp3 or left unchanged, then ESET has good news for you.

Operation Groundbait: Espionage in Ukrainian war zones

After BlackEnergy and Operation Potao Express, ESET researchers have uncovered another cyberespionage operation in Ukraine: Operation Groundbait.

Privacy and security fears – predictably – impact US online commerce

US government data say 45% curtail online activity due to privacy and security fears, which is sad but not surprising because we could see this coming.

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

A report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology warns that ransomware could be hitting more than just your regular computer in future…

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

Mumblehard takedown ends army of Linux servers from spamming

One year after the release of the technical analysis of the Mumblehard Linux botnet, it is no longer active. ESET, in collaboration with the Cyber Police of Ukraine and CyS Centrum LLC, have taken down the botnet, stopping its spamming activities.

Vulnerabilities, exploits and patches

David Harley, a senior research fellow at ESET, offers expert answers to six important questions that concern vulnerabilities, exploits and patches.

Analysis of the Locky infection process

In recent months, there has been a significant increase in the number of networks and users affected by ransomware known as Locky, discusses ESET’s Diego Perez.

Photos of Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner leak online after iCloud account hack

More than 30 photos of the celebrities have been posted on Twitter by a hacker who appears to have stolen the pictures from the iCloud account of Styles’s mother, Anne.

Beware spear phishers trying to hijack your website

If you fail to take proper care, it would be all too easy to type your password into a phishing site and hand control of your website over to a online criminal gang.

Super Tuesday is still offline. What’s the catch?

Even though the US is among the most technologically advanced nations in the world, most of its voters cannot cast their ballots online. Is internet voting a risk? Ondrej Kubovič reports.

5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

ESET’s Pablo Ramos takes a closer a look at the most common threats facing companies today and the impact that they can have.

Why cybercrime isn’t fun and (video) games

Research shows that the average age of cybercrime suspects last year was just 17 years-old. We Live Security asks why, and suggests how you can protect your child.

How the threat experts see it …

A unique survey among threat experts has revealed that most cyberattacks against a typical IT infrastructure take less than 24 hours to plan and execute, and almost half are successful.

European firms’ financial departments the target of cyberattacks

Two major cyberattacks have siphoned over $50 million and nearly $80 million from a Belgian bank and an Austrian aircraft parts manufacturer, respectively. They were both victim to a scam known as Business Email Compromise.

Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

Irish lottery and ticket terminals knocked offline by DDoS attack

It should have been a great week for the Irish Lottery, with the largest jackpot (12 million euros) for 18 months up for grabs.

However, things didn’t run entirely smoothly in the run-up to the Wednesday night draw.

New wave of cyberattacks against Ukrainian power industry

ESET has discovered a new wave of cyberattacks attacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry. Interesting, the malware that was used is not BlackEnergy.

ESET Trends for 2016: Threats keep evolving as security becomes part of our lives

ESET’s Trends for 2016: (In)Security Everywhere report includes a review of the most important events of last year and outlines trends in cybercriminal activity and cyberthreats for 2016.

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