Joan Calvet

Joan Calvet

Malware Researcher

Education: B. Eng. Computer Engineering / Ph.D. Computer Science

Highlights of your career? The day I successfully made coffee at ESET Montréal’s office. I also presented at some security conferences like REcon and Virus Bulletin.

Position and history at ESET? I joined ESET in 2013, and before that I collaborated on several projects with ESET, as a LateX writer mainly. I am currently a malware researcher in the Security Intelligence Program.

What malware do you hate the most? I don’t have a favorite, I really execrate all of them.

Favorite activities? Reading sci-fi and cage fighting.

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Don’t be naive.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? Good old 1990s, with a Pentium 200 (MMX).

Favorite computer game/activity? Losing at Quake Live.

Articles by author

Sednit Espionage Group Attacking Air‑Gapped Networks

The Sednit espionage group, also known as the Sofacy group, APT28 or “Fancy Bear”, has been targeting various institutions for many years. We recently discovered a component the group employed to reach physically isolated computer networks -- “air-gapped” networks -- and exfiltrate sensitive files from them through removable drives.

Win32/KanKan – Chinese drama

In this blog post, we will describe software detected by ESET products as Win32/Kankan, and explain why its discovery shocked many Chinese users, then we will provide an in-depth analysis of its functionalities - and discuss the evidence that Xunlei Networking Technologies is implicated.