Users of Google's Chrome browser will be able to "purge" rogue plug-ins, after attacks where a supposedly helpful browser add-on contains malware - a tactic adopted by cybercriminals, as reported by We Live Security earlier this year.
If sinister pieces of malicious code could rise from the dead on Halloween, which would be the most scary for antivirus researchers? Here are 5 contenders, with a variety of very nasty traits.
We have already discussed how a system gets infected with Win32/Nymaim ransomware. In this blog post, we reveal a new infection vector, a study of the different international locker designs and ransom prices as well as a complete technical analysis of its communication protocol.
Grand Theft Auto V sold more than $1 billion worth of units in a week - no wonder cybercriminals are tempted to cash in. A torrent offering the game on PC has been downloaded "thousands" of times, sites report.
Middle aged PC users routinely ignore warnings that sites may harm their computers - and that figure has doubled since 2011, according to research by ESET Ireland.
The detection and blocking of malicious code employed by modern threats, whether targeted attacks or mass-spreading campaigns, has been a game of cat-and-mouse for some time now. Is it time for a new approach?
Security researchers from Autodesk, along with Microsoft, announced new features in AutoCAD to prevent malware in a presentation at Virus Bulletin 2013 in Berlin. We look at how a simple prompt can help keep users safe.
From legitimate companies delivering software with a “side-order” of malware, to PC attacks that persuade you to infect your own phone, here are some of the latest traps laid by cybercriminals - and how to sidestep them.
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.
Plugging your smartphone in to charge up could soon offer an alert that you’ve contracted malware - with a new charger that lights up when it detects malicious software. For businesses, it could be a "last line of defense" against employees bringing infected devices to work.
There is a new bot on the block. ESET identifies it as Win32/Napolar while its author calls it solarbot. This piece of malware came to our attention mid-August because of its interesting anti-debugging and code injection techniques.
We think that there could be rootkits targeting the OS X platform, but we have very limited visibility into that threat right now. We know that we don’t know. Today, ESET is releasing a simple tool to detect rootkits on OS X.
A stealthy banking Trojan known as Caphaw or Shylock has resurfaced - and is attacking customers of 24 American banks. It's armed with defensive abilities including the power to "restore" itself during shutdown.
A picture of a smooching couple actually delivers a kiss of death to Mac OS X users - it’s a new Mac Trojan which opens a backdoor on users’ machines. It’s the second piece of Mac malware detected in a week.
Mobile threats are becoming more complex, and more difficult to deal with as more and more devices become connected, a former vice-president of security trade body ISACA has warned.
Microsoft has released an emergency fix for a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer - warning that targeted attacks are already attempting to exploit it.
“Hardware Trojans” could be baked invisibly into circuits by attackers, allowing them to grab secret keys from computer components without fear of detection - even by advanced inspection systems using optical microscopes.
Six Nigerian men have gone on trial today in London for an alleged phishing scam where job offers at London’s exclusive Harrods department store were used as “bait”.
A new variant on a family of Mac OS X malware which targets Tibetan activists has been found in the wild and shared on the Virus Total website, where security researchers show off new “finds”.
In this 3rd Hesperbot blog post we’ll look at the most intriguing part of the malware - the way it handles network traffic interception.