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

Unboxing Linux/Mumblehard

Linux/Mumblehard is a family of malware targeting servers running both the Linux and BSD operating systems.

Windows 10 patching process may leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-day attacks

Microsoft recently announced its new patch roll-out strategy for the latest incarnation of the Windows operating system. Aryeh Goretsky considers how the Windows 10 patching process might affect both the enterprise and the home user.

Goretsky, A. Windows 10 patching process may leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-day attacks, March 2015, Virus Bulletin. Copyright is held by Virus Bulletin Ltd, but is made available on this site for personal use free of charge by permission of Virus Bulletin.

Trends for 2015 – Targeting the Corporate World

The “Trends For 2015 – Targeting the Corporate World” report by the ESET LATAM Research Lab invites you to review some of the most significant cases that affected computer security in 2014, and to consider and present the challenges and threats expected for 2015.

Windows Exploitation in 2014

A new version of our earlier report on major trends in Windows exploitation and mitigation for 2014.

IT Security Lessons Learned in 2014

These are the slide from a webinar titled Make 2015 More Secure: Lessons from 2014, which was a follow-up to the 2014 Mid-Year Threat Report webinar from this summer.

Don’t Forget to Write

A review for Virus Bulletin of two recent eBooks that aim to provide security guidance and tips to consumers.

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Operation Windigo report

The vivisection of a large Linux server-side credential stealing malware campaign.

Did you say “Advanced” Persistent Threats?

The analysis of four not-so-advanced persistent threats that targeted Vietnam and Taiwan.

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