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‘Application not compatible': Bayrob may be stealing your info

In this post, ESET’s Josep Albors analyzes Bayrob, a trojan that has been intensely targeting users across the world since mid-December, 2015.

Businesses increasingly targeted with ransomware

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware, according to a new report by the Online Trust Alliance.

Will your Swiss email account stay private (or can the govt take a look)?

A referendum is to be held on Switzerland’s proposed surveillance law, a decision lauded by supporters of privacy. ESET’s Cameron Camp discusses further.

Google bans over 780m ‘bad ads’ to protect online experience

Google has banned over 780 million so-called ‘bad ads’ in 2015 alone, explaining that these advertisements have breached the terms of their policies.

Windows exploitation in 2015

Hacking Team exploits and new security features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are just a few of the highlights of ESET’s annual Windows exploitation in 2015 report.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US

As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US gets underway, ESET’s Stephen Cobb offers expert advice on how to protect yourself from fraudsters.

Hedge fund managers ‘need a cybersecurity response plan’

Having in place a ‘cybersecurity response plan’ is vital if hedge fund managers in London are to deal effectively with this threat.

The security review: ESET’s trends for 2016, more attacks in Ukraine and virtualized security

Highlights from the last seven days in information security include ESET’s latest trends report (In)security Everywhere and the ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry.

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.

Retailers ‘capable of tracking shoppers through smartphones’

More and more retailers are investing technology that allows them to track the movement of shoppers through their smartphone, an expert has revealed.

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.

Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Nuclear facilities across the world have little or no real security mechanisms in place to deal with cyberattacks, according to new analysis.

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.

Phony web traffic to cost advertisers $7.2 billion in 2016

Fraudsters are set to hit online advertisers hard this year, costing them $7.2 billion globally as a result of phony web traffic generated by bots, new research has found.

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.

Managing security in virtualized environments – agent-based or agentless?

Before you jump into the virtualization migration process, there are a few things to consider, like security, explains ESET’s Miguel Angel Mendoza.

Weak passwords continue to pose huge security threat

People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData’s annual Worst Passwords List finds ‘123456’ and ‘password’ continue to be the most common choice.

‘Context’ shapes American attitudes towards privacy

A new survey has revealed that when it comes to making a decision on information sharing and privacy, context plays an important part for many Americans.

Twitter goes offline across the globe

Twitter users across the globe have experienced problems with the social network, which was unavailable for between one to two hours.

Phishing scams spike leads to social engineering campaign

Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.

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