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KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET has discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk component that renders Linux machines unbootable, while encrypting files and requesting a large ransom at the same time.

Windows exploitation in 2016

We are pleased to present our annual report Windows exploitation in 2016. In this latest version of our report, we offer a fresh look at modern security features in Windows 10.

Federal Trade Commission launches $25,000 IoT security competition

The Federal Trade Commission have launched a competition to encourage the public to devise a technical solution to protect IoT devices from security threats.

The year in security: Trends 2017

In this feature, we capture some of the key ideas discussed in ESET’s latest trends paper for 2017, Security Held Ransom.

Cyber-savvy New Year’s resolutions you’ll want to keep

Put cyber security at the top of your New Year’s resolution list for 2017, implementing a digital detox and improving your online behaviors.

The 10 biggest security incidents of 2016

In 2016, companies have had their security solutions tested by increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. We look at the year’s biggest security incidents.

Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

What is encryption and how does it work?

It has become one of the most topical and discussed topics in information security in recent times. In this video we outline some of the key aspects of encryption.

OurMine hijacks Netflix’s US Twitter account

Netflix has become the latest big name brand to have one of its social media accounts hijacked by OurMine.

What is cyberbullying and how to defend against it?

Cyberbullying has come to be a huge problem on the internet. Here are some important things to be aware of.

Year-end cybercrime update 2016: an avalanche of good news?

Highlighting 20 success stories in the struggle against cybercrime, from indictments to arrests, extraditions to sentencing. Law enforcement efforts in cyberspace may have borne more fruit in 2016 than in any other year.

New Linux/Rakos threat: devices and servers under SSH scan (again)

ESET’s Peter Kálnai and Michal Malik report on a new Linux/Rakos threat – devices and servers are under SSH scan again.

NCSC boss asked to detail efforts to protect financial services sector against cyberattacks

The head of the UK’s NCSC has been asked to offer more detail into how the financial services sector will be protected from cyberattacks.

IoT attacks: 10 things you need to know

IoT attacks are on the rise. As the technology becomes more relevant to our lives, we take a look at what the state of play is.

Cybersecurity skills gap: It’s big and it’s bad for security

The cybersecurity skills gap is a big problem for organizations struggling to protect rapidly expanding systems from a growing range of threats. We look at how big and what to do about it.

Don’t let cybercriminals ruin Christmas: Beware these 12 threats

With spirits and internet usage at an all time high, there’s no better time for cybercriminals to lure a victim online. Here are 12 threats to be aware of.

ESET Trends for 2017: Holding security ransom

ESET’s Trends for 2017: Security Held Ransom report includes a review of the most important events of last year and outlines trends in cybercriminal activity and cyberthreats for 2017.

Yahoo data breach: What you can do

Yahoo has announced that one billion of its user accounts has been affected by a data breach. ESET’s Mark James offers some informative security advice.

Yahoo experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.

Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

A new holiday season scam campaign is plaguing social media – and this time it’s pretending to sell heavily discounted Uggs, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

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