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Cybercrime

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.

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.

10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones

There is a real feeling that smartphones are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. So why are they so eager to get into our devices?

RTM: Stealthy group targeting remote banking system

Today, ESET has released a white paper on RTM, a cybercrime group that has been relentlessly targeting businesses in Russia and neighboring countries.

Connected car hacking: Who’s to blame?

ESET’s Cameron Camp just about recovered from the sensory overload that is CES to gather his thoughts on what was another fascinating event.

The 10 biggest security incidents of 2016

In 2016, companies have had their security solutions tested by increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. We look at the year’s biggest security incidents.

Year-end cybercrime update 2016: an avalanche of good news?

Highlighting 20 success stories in the struggle against cybercrime, from indictments to arrests, extraditions to sentencing. Law enforcement efforts in cyberspace may have borne more fruit in 2016 than in any other year.

Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov Jean-Ian Boutin discuss their paper, titled Modern Attacks on Russian Financial Institutions, which was published earlier this year.

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.

Sednit: A very digested read

This feature offers a very digested read of ESET’s trilogy of research papers on Sednit, one of the most notorious groups of cyberattackers in the world.

Careers in fighting cybercrime

Interested in a career where you get to fight cybercrime on a daily basis? ESET’s senior research fellow David Harley takes a look at some key things.

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Lifting the lid on Sednit: A closer look at the software it uses

ESET’s threat analysts have taken a closer look at the software used by Sednit to spy on its targets and steal confidential information.

New ESET research paper puts Sednit under the microscope

Security researchers at ESET have released their latest research into the notorious and highly experienced Sednit cyberespionage group.

Cybercrime in Canada: The impact on SMBs

A new survey, conducted by Ipsos and sponsored by ESET, finds that one in four Canadian SMBs with yearly revenues of $10 million or more have been hit by a cyberattack.

What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Pippa Middleton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.

Have you properly secured your iCloud account?

USBee: how to spy on an isolated system with a USB

USBee is a form of “air gap attack”. It uses a USB device to transmit the information the attacker wants to steal at frequencies between 240 and 480Mhz.

21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

21st century cybercriminals are more sophisticated, daring and organized than ever. The threat landscape has evolved.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: The safe way to obtain tickets online

Don’t get fooled by criminals before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, says ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič. These sporting events are a prime target for fraudsters.

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