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Research has been at the core of ESET and its technology since the company's inception. The journey began in 1987, when ESET co-founders Miroslav Trnka and Peter Paško uncovered one of the world's first computer viruses, which they named "Vienna" and wrote a program to detect it. Many other discoveries quickly followed.

More than 30 years later, ESET remains at the forefront of cybersecurity research, operating 13 R&D centers across the world that analyze, monitor and anticipate new threats. In recent years alone, ESET researchers have made a number of significant discoveries that shed light on various malicious campaigns orchestrated by the world’s most advanced threat actors. They have also identified multiple high-impact vulnerabilities in third-party products and services.

Over the years, ESET’s experts have assisted law enforcement with disruptions of several notorious cybercrime operations. They also frequently present at leading industry conferences and are among the most referenced contributors to the MITRE ATT&CK® knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques.

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Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

ESET Research

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

Press play for the first episode as host Aryeh Goretsky is joined by Zuzana Hromcová to discuss native IIS malware

Roman Kováč02 Dec 2021


ESET Research

Jumping the air gap: 15 years of nation-state effort

Jumping the air gap: 15 years of nation-state effort

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Jumping the air gap: 15 years of nation-state effort

ESET researchers studied all the malicious frameworks ever reported publicly that have been used to attack air-gapped networks and are releasing a side-by-side comparison of their most important TTPs

Alexis Dorais-Joncas and Facundo Muñoz01 Dec 2021


ESET Research

Strategic web compromises in the Middle East with a pinch of Candiru

Strategic web compromises in the Middle East with a pinch of Candiru

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Strategic web compromises in the Middle East with a pinch of Candiru

ESET researchers have discovered strategic web compromise (aka watering hole) attacks against high-profile websites in the Middle East

Matthieu Faou16 Nov 2021


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Wslink: Unique and undocumented malicious loader that runs as a server

Wslink: Unique and undocumented malicious loader that runs as a server

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Wslink: Unique and undocumented malicious loader that runs as a server

There are no code, functionality or operational similarities to suggest that this is a tool from a known threat actor

Vladislav Hrčka27 Oct 2021


ESET Research

FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

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FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks

Vladislav Hrčka07 Oct 2021


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UEFI threats moving to the ESP: Introducing ESPecter bootkit

UEFI threats moving to the ESP: Introducing ESPecter bootkit

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UEFI threats moving to the ESP: Introducing ESPecter bootkit

ESET research discovers a previously undocumented UEFI bootkit with roots going back all the way to at least 2012

Martin Smolár and Anton Cherepanov05 Oct 2021


Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

A view of the T2 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč30 Sep 2021


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FamousSparrow: A suspicious hotel guest

FamousSparrow: A suspicious hotel guest

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FamousSparrow: A suspicious hotel guest

Yet another APT group that exploited the ProxyLogon vulnerability in March 2021

Tahseen Bin Taj and Matthieu Faou23 Sep 2021


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Numando: Count once, code twice

Numando: Count once, code twice

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Numando: Count once, code twice

The (probably) penultimate post in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans.

ESET Research17 Sep 2021