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Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

ESET researchers have discovered another banking trojan on Google Play targeting Android users – this time disguised as a Flashlight widget.

Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

There’s no doubt that a life of cybercrime can earn its most successful overlords a considerable amount of money, but you will always have to live with the fear that you could be apprehended and – if convicted – spend years in prison.

Sathurbot: Distributed WordPress password attack

This article sheds light on the current ecosystem of the Sathurbot backdoor trojan, in particular exposing its use of torrents as a delivery medium and its distributed brute-forcing of weak WordPress administrator accounts.

Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

ESET researchers have discovered a malicious app at Google Play tricking its victims into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.

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.

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.

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.

New Instagram credential stealers discovered on Google Play

ESET researchers discovered 13 new Instagram credential stealers on Google play and looked into the motivations behind their fraudulent schemes.

Aggressive ad-displaying Google Play app tricks users into leaving high ratings

ESET researchers have observed an increased number of apps on Google Play using social engineering techniques to boost their ratings, ranging from legitimate apps, through adware to malware.

DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages

ESET’s Josep Albors looks at how DNS attacks will try and direct you to fake pages.

British man arrested after 900,000 broadband routers knocked offline in Germany

A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Luton airport by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in connection with a massive internet attack that disrupted telephone, television and internet services in Germany last November.

Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

ESET researchers have discovered a new variant of botnet-forming Android banking malware based on source code made public a couple of months ago.

Sunny with a chance of stolen credentials: Malicious weather app found on Google Play

ESET has spotted a new banking malware on Google Play. Disguised as a weather forecast app, it steals banking credentials and locks screens.

8 things you should know about spyware

WeLiveSecurity takes a look at what you need to know about spyware – the malware secretly prying on your online activities.

Demystifying targeted malware used against Polish banks

The purpose of this blog is to deliver technical details of an as-yet minimally documented malware that has made headlines in Poland.

ILOVEYOU: The wrong kind of LoveLetter

A game with love: How the LoveLetter virus corrupted our tech by playing on our emotions.

Ransomware attack hits St Louis Public library

If you were trying to use the public computers at St Louis Public Library this week you may have experienced more than your fair share of problems.

Flashback Wednesday: Pakistani Brain

This month’s Flashback Wednesday takes us back to the beginning. Pakistani Brain, discovered on January 19th, is considered to be the first-ever PC virus.

Fast Flux networks: What are they and how do they work?

The term Fast Flux can refer to networks used by several botnets to hide the domains used to download malware or host phishing websites, says Josep Albors.

New Linux/Rakos threat: devices and servers under SSH scan (again)

ESET’s Peter Kálnai and Michal Malik report on a new Linux/Rakos threat – devices and servers are under SSH scan again.

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