As we continue to do more things with our smartphones, the threat posed by mobile malware increases. Here’s a short history of its development.
It seems the current DDoS tactics from cybercriminals is to gain control over millions of IoT devices and direct their power towards any target they choose.
During the last hours, OSX/Keydnap was distributed on a trusted website, which turned out to be “something else”. It spread via a recompiled version of the otherwise legitimate open source BitTorrent client application Transmission and distributed on their official website.
The operators of the notorious trojan downloader Nemucod seem to have stepped up their game, serving their victims with ransomware and ad-clickers.
ESET researchers have spotted fake patch apps for Android – probably the first ever malicious mobile apps masquerading as a patch for a recently discovered vulnerability.
The trojan downloader Nemucod is back with a new campaign. However, it has changed the payload served to its victims – ransomware is not its go-to malware.
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.
Over the course of the last year, ESET has detected and analyzed several instances of malware used for targeted espionage – dubbed SBDH toolkit.
Some of the most dangerous vectors used by cybercriminals are those that involve scripts, since they are difficult for users to detect, says Josep Albors.
ESET LiveGrid® telemetry shows a spike in detections of the JS/Danger.ScriptAttachment malware in several European countries.
In contrast to the Eurovision contestants, malware writers try to make their creations as stealthy as possible. But thanks to unique behavior and sometimes even unintended showmanship of their malicious code, they end up in the limelight.