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December 2016

Yahoo flaw, now fixed, allowed hackers to access any user’s email

Malicious code could have been used to compromise an account, forward messages to an external account, or even spread a Yahoo Mail-infecting virus.

Hacker who stole celebrity emails, sex videos, movie scripts gets five years in prison

Alonzo Knowles was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty in a separate case involving the hacking of female celebrities’ online accounts

The cybercrime business model and its value chain

The security landscape has evolved to a point where most IT threats occur with the intention of generating financial gain for their creators and financiers.

Get Safe Online: Watch out for banking scammers

Get Safe Online has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of banking scammers, as cybercriminals are finding more sophisticated ways to access their account details.

Hacking is legal again finally (sometimes)

Go ahead and hack your car, that’s fine now. Go ahead and hack the Department of Defense, that’s okay too under new policies. It wasn’t always this way.

Dailymotion hacked, millions of user accounts exposed

Users are warned to be on the look out for spam emails and reminded to never re-use passwords, as popular video-watching site suffers a data breach.

Stegano exploit kit poisoning pixels

Visiting popular websites and getting infected without any interaction? ESET explains how the stealthy Stegano exploit kit, hiding in the pixels of malicious ads, is capable of performing this dirty job.

Readers of popular websites targeted by stealthy Stegano exploit kit hiding in pixels of malicious ads

Millions of readers who visit popular news websites have been targeted by a series of malicious ads redirecting them to the Stegano exploit kit.

Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security

2016 witnessed the further spread of the disease we call ransomware. However, it’s not the only cyberthreat that service providers must face today.

Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

ESET lifts the lid on Android ransomware – the picture doesn’t look good. It’s on the increase and extremely sophisticated.

Child safety: An unexpected radio interview

David Harley, talking about child safety and security in (and yet not in) the South Atlantic.

Dorkbot: Life after disruption

A year after its disruption on 2nd December 2015, We Live Security looks at life after Dorkbot.

Avalanche takedown: Check if you are safe

Earlier this week coordinated law enforcement action took down the Avalanche fast-flux network. ESET has been assisting in the cleanup.

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