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Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analyzed

In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware.

Phone Scams: Increasing Numbers, Wider Scope

There’s a lot more to phone scams than tech support, giving rise to an escalating number of complaints. Here’s what two recent reports tell us.

(More) Confessions of a Support Scammer

David Harley examines the latest confessions of a support scammer to appear on the web, this time from a Reddit Q&A.

How goes the switch to Chip & Signature cards in the US?

With the deadline for the switchover now just months away, how are vendors doing? Have they begun the conversion already, or will they likely be scrambling at the last minute?

Phish Phood for Thought

In 2007, David Harley and Andrew Lee suggested at Virus Bulletin that poorly-designed phish quizzes did more harm than good. Has the picture changed much?

ESET uncovers another porn clicker on Google Play

Porn clickers pretending to be the the Dubsmash application have found their way back onto Google Play, a month after being removed.

Cyber risk analysis, assessment, and management: an introduction

Risk analysis is the first step towards managing risks, particularly when it comes to cyber risks. This recorded webinar introduces and explains key concepts, with links to several useful risk assessment tools.

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

A malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose.

The wider world of security research output: webinars

Security research is published in many forms. For example, there are live and recorded webinars that cover a range of cybersecurity topics.

Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

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.

The big small business security challenge: mobile and BYOD

In this recorded webinar the security challenge that mobile devices and BYOD bring to the businesses, notably smaller businesses, is reviewed; then defensive strategies are presented.

CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users using online banking. The latest research from ESET is now available: CPL Malware in Brazil.

No iOS Zone, the vulnerability that enables DoS attacks on Apple devices

Two researchers surprised people by demonstrating how they could carry out a denial of service (DoS) attack on iOS devices.

Accident Scam Waiting to Happen

Beware of that accident scam call or text: losing money isn’t the only risk.

Unboxing Linux/Mumblehard: Muttering spam from your servers

Today, ESET researchers reveal a family of Linux malware that stayed under the radar for more than 5 years. We have named this family Linux/Mumblehard. A white paper about this threat is available for download on WeLiveSecuriy.

Advanced Persistent Threats: Using multi-layered detection to defend against APTs

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are a growing concern to the world’s companies and networks. This recorded webinar looks at real-world data breaches resulting from APTs and how multi-layered proactive detection can combat this threat.

Tech Support Scammers with Teeth

Some support scammers and their assassination threats may seem dumb, but they’re no joke.They can cause serious damage as we discuss it in this article.

Operation Buhtrap, the trap for Russian accountants

The Operation Buhtrap campaign targets a wide range of Russian banks, used several different code signing certificates and implements evasive methods to avoid detection.

Waski downloader spreads banker Trojan targeting users worldwide

If you have recently received an unexpected email with a ZIP file attached, it could be a threat attempting to steal your banking login credentials. Its name is Waski and is detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.

Will Windows 10 leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-days?

One thing Microsoft has been very public about is Windows 10’s new strategy of releasing patches to update the operating system at different times for consumer and enterprise versions.

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