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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.