Social engineering plays an important part in a significant number of cyberattacks, however big, small or sophisticated the crime is. However, little is known about this tactic. This feature discusses some key aspects.
Archives - December 2015
Ransomware is the latest tool in the cybercriminal’s arsenal, but it has to date largely been used to target consumers. Could it now be used to hit banks and other financial institutions too?
Online gaming and cybercrime are more connected than you might think. We explore how online games are becoming the new hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to earn and learn.
Google has announced that it is piloting a new sign-in system that will, if successful, replace passwords. User authentication will be delivered through a smartphone.
It’s that time of the year when the information security industry takes part in its annual tradition: coming up with cybercrime predictions and trends for the next 12 months.
A new study from HMIC concludes that the police service in the UK needs to better understand the scale and impact of digital crime.
British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because - he believes - it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.
Swedish researchers have found that quantum cryptography, via energy-time entanglement, is vulnerable to being exploited by an attacker.
A new survey finds that the majority of corporate information security practitioners consider employees to be the biggest risk to their company’s cybersecurity program.
Apple’s Tim Cook has once again defended encryption, explaining that the introduction of a backdoor would create vulnerabilities and leave devices exposed to threats.
Our latest recap of the last seven days in information security includes the spread of the Nemucod trojan, the importance of improving awareness of online safety in children and young people and how Star Wars offers plenty of top cyber advice.
A new study has found that UK businesses, in comparison to their international counterparts, are slow to respond to unusual activity on their networks.
If you are looking to boost your cybersecurity prowess, then make some time for the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. You'd be surprised at what this hugely popular and successful movie has to offer.
When it comes to protecting your children online, knowledge of risks is vital. With this in mind, ESET asked Australian parents about their main concerns.
China’s president, Xi Jinping, has called on the international community to work together to fight cyberattacks, which he described as a global challenge.
ESET has recently observed a huge increase in detections of the Nemucod trojan, a threat that usually tries to download another malware from the internet. Those detections ratios were very high in some countries.
Many people are unaware of what measures they can take to identify malicious activity on their smartphone. We look at how at the key signs to be aware of.
Authorities in the UK have announced that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the major data breach at VTech in November.
Europol have been working alongside a number of European law enforcement authorities in an attempt to crackdown against the use of Remote Access Trojans.
Test your device security nous with our festive-inspired wordsearch. By the end of it, we reckon you'll have a solid grasp of what's required this Christmas.