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March 2017

Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub

Be on your guard if you’re a developer who uses GitHub – someone could be trying to infect your computer with malware.

Carbon Paper: Peering into Turla’s second stage backdoor

The Turla espionage group has been targeting various institutions for many years. Recently, ESET found several new versions of Carbon.

Close to 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016

Over a billion data records were compromised globally in 2016, according to Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index.

How to configure WinDbg for kernel debugging

In this post, Matías Porolli looks at how to configure an environment with WinDbg and virtual machines in order to debug drivers or code running in Windows kernel space.

Apple underwhelmed by latest CIA exploits revealed by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’s revelations about security vulnerabilities in Apple products appear to be a damp squib.

16 years of Mac OS X: Secure but not invincible to malware

Mac OS X is still secure 16 years after its creation, but increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. No operating system is 100% malware-proof.

GDPR: A simple explainer

The GDPR is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years, and comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. We answer some key questions.

When bad bugs bite: Apple iCloud accounts ‘held hostage’

The so-called Turkish Crime Family is demanding that Apple pays it a ransom, otherwise it will delete millions of credentials it says it possesses.

If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …

ESET researchers have discovered 87 malicious apps on Google Play disguised as mods for Minecraft.

Google: More websites falling victim to cybercriminals

Google says that the number of websites compromised by cybercriminals has risen by 32%.

The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided

How do you calculate the value at risk? Choosing between investing in antivirus software or doing nothing to prevent cybercrime is not black and white. We explore the grey areas of cybersecurity economics.

ABTA experiences data breach

The Association of British Travel Agents discovered the data breach on March 1st, but failed to notify customers until March 16th.

Flashback Friday: Operation Windigo

In 2014, ESET delivered a comprehensive and detailed report on Operation Windigo. We take a look back at what was documented and what insight was gathered.

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry is “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry.

US charges Russian FSB officials in connection with massive Yahoo security breach

The United States has charged four men, including two officials of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency, in connection with a hacking attack against Yahoo that saw the details of 500 million users stolen and the use of forged cookies to break into accounts.

Significant cyberthreat to UK businesses continues to grow

Greater collaboration is needed in order to combat the significant threat of cybercrime to British businesses, according to the UK’s National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Challenges and implications of cybersecurity legislation

Cybersecurity legislation: organization, collaboration and diffusion across the globe, and working towards the populization of cybersecurity culture

Home Depot agrees to $25 million settlement for data breach

US retail giant Home Depot is set to pay a $25 million settlement in relation to a data breach suffered in 2014.

Mobile security: The reality of malware … augmented

What awaits us in terms of mobile security trends? Throughout this article, we will discuss how risks might develop in the near future.

Consumer Reports launches new privacy and data security standard

The US-based nonprofit organization Consumer Reports has come up with a new standard that aims to boost consumer confidence in privacy and data security.

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