Cyber-threat to London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony revealed

The threat of cyber attack loomed over the opening ceremony for the London Olympics last year, officials have revealed.

Nintendo site breached after month-long brute force assault

A sustained brute force cyber attack battered Nintendo’s defences for a month this summer – and allowed cybercriminals access to private data such as names, addresses and phone numbers for up to 24,000 accounts.

Investment firm Morningstar admits client credit card numbers leaked in breach

Investment research firm Morningstar says that personal information including credit card numbers for clients, email addresses and passwords may have been compromised during an intrusion into its systems in April 2012.

Health care IT security hygiene: Part 1

First of a two part discussion on cyber security in the IT healthcare sector, with Stephen Cobb, CISSP.

Android malware attacks skyrocket in China

Mobile malware is growing at an extraordinary rate in China – with 25 times more detections of malicious programs last year than in 2011, according to official data released this week.

Spear-phishing attacks are “on the rise” warns FBI

Many industries are now being targeted by well-tailored spear-phishing scams, the FBI has warned, with emails containing accurate information about victims, harvested from social networks or from previous intrusions into the same network.

Android “master key” leaves 900 million devices vulnerable, researchers claim

Up to 900 million devices running Android could be affected by a new vulnerability which would allow cybercriminals “full control” over affected handsets, Bluebox Labs has warned.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Where? – Academic Publishing Scams

[A shorter version of this article was originally published - without illustrations - on the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s eCrime blog.] Phishing attacks targeting academia aren’t the most high-profile of attacks, though they’re more common than you might think. Student populations in themselves constitute a sizeable pool of potential victims for money mule recruitment and other

Know who your Friends are: Staying safe on social sites

Making a mistake on Facebook or other social sites can cost a great deal – either in terms of accidental “oversharing”, or allowing a cybercriminal access to your computer.

Gaming giant Ubisoft falls victim to breach – user emails and passwords at risk

Game publisher Ubisoft has fallen victim to a website hack, which exposed data including email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords.

Phishing “test” finds half of employees will take bait, says Atlantic Media CTO

Atlantic Media CTO Tom Cochran emailed employees a fake phishing email supposedly from “Google Apps”, and found that 58% clicked the link.

The Home Campaign: overstaying its welcome

The Home Campaign is a malware campaign that uses a modified variant of Darkleech to direct visitors to the Blackhole exploit kit. We want to give a better idea of the size and extent of this campaign.

Natural gas plants in U.S. face wave of brute force cyber attacks

Cybercriminals have targeted U.S. energy companies with a wave of brute force cyber attacks, according to the Industrial Control Systems Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

More malware targeting crypto-currencies: Litecoin stealing Trojan found

Bitcoin is not the only crypto-currency targeted by malware now that a Trojan designed to steal Litecoins has been discovered. In this post we review recent discoveries in malware impacting digital money.

Business secrets being stolen on “industrial scale” says UK spy agency chief

Every month, around 70 sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns target government or industry networks, Sir Iain Lobban, head of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency said.

Instagram hit by fruity spam attack

Instagram users were bombarded with pictures of fruit over the weekend in a spam attack that swept the photo-sharing network.

Smart device security on vacation

FTC issues record $7.5m fine for calls to U.S. veterans on Do Not Call Registry

A telemarketing company has been hit with a $7.5m fine for repeatedly contacting people on the Do Not Call Registry – the largest civil penalty ever issued in a Do Not Call case.

Man of Steel movie streams used as bait for Slideshare spam pages

Hit movies such as Man of Steel and World War Z have been used as bait to lure victims to spam pages on sharing site Slideshare, according to a report in The Register this week.

Carberp source code leak “could lead to new wave of attacks”

The source code for banking malware Carberp has been released online – raising the possibility a new wave of attacks using variants of the sophisticated Trojan.

Follow Us

Automatically receive new posts via email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

ESET Virus Radar

Archives

Select month
our experts

Sébastien Duquette

Stephen Cobb

Graham Cluley

David Harley

Cameron Camp

Lysa Myers

Jean-Ian Boutin

Raphael Labaca Castro

Olivier Bilodeau

Robert Lipovsky

Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé

Aryeh Goretsky

Copyright © 2014 ESET, All Rights Reserved.