Read The Manual

In this paper, ESET’s Matthieu Faou and Jean-Ian Boutin look at Read The Manual (RTM), a new group that has emerged on the international cybercrime scene. They cover the details of their tools, whom they target, and offer a rare glimpse into the type of operation they are carrying out.

IS GDPR good or bad news for business?

Based on “A concise guide to the key provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)” by Kemp Jones Solicitors LLP.

ESET Trends 2017 – Security Held Ransom

“Our analysis of the current state and evolution of technology reveals one aspect that stands out,” notes ESET Research Laboratories in its annual trends paper. “More and more devices and technologies mean greater challenges when it comes to maintaining information security, regardless of the area of implementation.”

En Route with Sednit: Full Whitepaper

The full whitepaper “En Route with Sednit,” compiling parts 1-3.

En Route with Sednit – Part 3: A Mysterious Downloader

In the third and final part of our whitepaper “En Route with Sednit,” we describe a special downloader named Downdelph.

En Route with Sednit – Part 2: Observing the Comings and Goings

In the second part of our whitepaper “En Route with Sednit”, we focus on Sednit’s espionage toolkit, which is deployed on targets deemed interesting after a reconnaissance phase (described in the first part of the whitepaper).

En Route with Sednit – Part 1: Approaching the target

In the first part of our whitepaper “En Route with Sednit”, we focus on the methods used by the group to attack its targets, and on who these targets are.

Windows 10 security and privacy: An in-depth review and analysis

As Windows 10 nears its one year anniversary, WeLiveSecurity gives an in-depth review of the operating system from a security and privacy perspective.

Operation Groundbait: Analysis of a surveillance toolkit

Operation Groundbait (Russian: Прикормка, Prikormka) is an ongoing cyber-surveillance operation targeting individuals in Ukraine. The group behind this operation has been launching targeted and possibly politically-motivated attacks to spy on individuals.

This paper presents ESET’s findings about Operation Groundbait based on our re- search into the Prikormka malware family.

Data privacy and data protection: US law and legislation

Over the last four decades, the privacy of personal data has been the subject of legislation and litigation in both the US and the EU. Protection of personal data privacy under the law has been
shaped by the interests of multiple constituencies: individuals, commercial organizations, government agencies, law enforcement, and national security services.

The Rise of Android Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing problem for users of mobile devices. Lock-screen types and fine-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. This report discusses further.

Business Survey 2015

The state of information security in companies in the EMEA region, and the attitudes of their IT experts and managers.

ESET Trends 2016 – (In)security Everywhere

“Security is no longer just a problem for a few individuals but rather a problem involving more and more people”, explains ESET Research Laboratories in its annual trends paper. “2016 will be a most challenging year. We must face it with a proactive attitude of security awareness. “

Windows Exploitation in 2015

A new version of our earlier report on major trends in Windows exploitation and mitigation for 2015.

Windows 10: Should you go there?

Windows 10: Should you go there?

How Safe are Australian Children in the Internet Age?

How Safe are Australian Children in the Internet Age?

Is Anti-Virus dead?

Is Anti-Virus dead?

Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Operation Liberpy’: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

Operation Liberpy’: Keyloggers and information theft in Latin America

CPL Malware in Brazil: Somewhere Between Banking Trojans and Malicious Emails

CPL Malware in Brazil: Somewhere Between Banking Trojans and Malicious Emails

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