CES 2016: Day 2 – making smarter cars

Car security is rising to the fore here at CES 2016, which is not altogether surprising as 2015 was the year when car hacking really crossed over into the mainstream.

Ransom32, a new Filecoder in sight

A new ransomware named Ransom32 poses as Google Chrome and is distinguished from similar threats by its weight.

Uber agrees to $20,000 penalty over poor data security practices

The app-based taxi company Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for poor data security practices and to reform its privacy policies.

Should I stay or should I go … to Windows 10?

It has been almost half a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, and the decision whether or not to migrate computers to this latest release of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is going to be on the minds of administrators for 2016, says ESET’s Aryeh Goretsky.

CES 2016: Day 1 – surviving the swarm

As ever, ESET is once again in attendance at CES in Las Vegas, offering you expert insight into all the security aspects of this year’s show, which, from what have seen so far, is a key focus for CES in 2016.

Time Warner Cable: Customer data ‘may have been compromised’

Time Warner Cable, one of the biggest cable telecommunications companies in the US, has revealed that some of its customer data ‘may have been compromised’.

5 of the most devastating data breaches of 2015

Data breaches got bigger, brasher and more devastating in 2015. In this feature, we look at how some of the biggest came about and the impact they had.

UK police force hire ‘Britain’s greatest fraudster’ to help tackle cybercrime

Once described as ‘Britain’s greatest online fraudster’, reformed Tony Sales has been hired by West Midlands Police in the UK to help tackle ongoing cybercrime.

Gozi trojan coder free after being sentenced to time served

Deniss Calovskis, one of the men found to be responsible for the Gozi trojan, is free to return home to Latvia after being sentenced to time served.

Got an Android? I hope you’re patching it

Chances are that many people will have been treated to an Android smartphone over the holiday period, and are already finding that it needs an update to make it work more safely.

Shipping industry gets its first set of cybersecurity guidelines

A number of leading shipping organizations have developed a set of cybersecurity guidelines to help the industry combat this growing threat.

Consumers ‘cautious about IoT device security’

While the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) is warranted in many respects, consumers are nevertheless cautious about adopting the technology, a new survey suggests.

BlackEnergy trojan strikes again: Attacks Ukrainian electric power industry

The recent attacks on the electrical power industry in Ukraine are connected to attacks on the media and to targeted cyber-espionage attacks against Ukrainian governmental agencies.

Microsoft to alert users to state-sanctioned cyberattacks

Microsoft has revealed that it will notify its users to inform them that their account has been targeted or compromised by a state-sanctioned cyberattack.

BlackEnergy by the SSHBearDoor: attacks against Ukrainian news media and electric industry

The cybercriminal group behind BlackEnergy, the malware family that has been around since 2007 and has made a comeback in 2014, was also active in the year 2015.

5 things you need to know about social engineering

Social engineering plays an important part in a significant number of cyberattacks, however big, small or sophisticated the crime is. However, little is known about this tactic. This feature discusses some key aspects.

Ransomware rearing its ugly head, goes after business

Ransomware is the latest tool in the cybercriminal’s arsenal, but it has to date largely been used to target consumers. Could it now be used to hit banks and other financial institutions too?

Why online gaming is the new frontier for cybercrime

Online gaming and cybercrime are more connected than you might think. We explore how online games are becoming the new hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to earn and learn.

Google testing password-free account sign-in

Google has announced that it is piloting a new sign-in system that will, if successful, replace passwords. User authentication will be delivered through a smartphone.

ESET predictions and trends for cybercrime in 2016

It’s that time of the year when the information security industry takes part in its annual tradition: coming up with cybercrime predictions and trends for the next 12 months.

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