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ESET Research

Unmasking MirrorFace: Operation LiberalFace targeting Japanese political entities

Unmasking MirrorFace: Operation LiberalFace targeting Japanese political entities

ESET Research

Unmasking MirrorFace: Operation LiberalFace targeting Japanese political entities

ESET researchers discovered a spearphishing campaign targeting Japanese political entities a few weeks before the House of Councillors elections, and in the process uncovered a previously undescribed MirrorFace credential stealer

Dominik Breitenbacher14 Dec 2022


ESET Research

Fantasy – a new Agrius wiper deployed through a supply-chain attack

Fantasy – a new Agrius wiper deployed through a supply-chain attack

ESET Research

Fantasy – a new Agrius wiper deployed through a supply-chain attack

ESET researchers analyzed a supply-chain attack abusing an Israeli software developer to deploy Fantasy, Agrius’s new wiper, with victims including the diamond industry

Adam Burgher07 Dec 2022


ESET Research

Who’s swimming in South Korean waters? Meet ScarCruft’s Dolphin

Who’s swimming in South Korean waters? Meet ScarCruft’s Dolphin

ESET Research

Who’s swimming in South Korean waters? Meet ScarCruft’s Dolphin

ESET researchers uncover Dolphin, a sophisticated backdoor extending the arsenal of the ScarCruft APT group

Filip Jurčacko30 Nov 2022


Ukraine Crisis – Digital Security Resource Center

RansomBoggs: New ransomware targeting Ukraine

RansomBoggs: New ransomware targeting Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis – Digital Security Resource Center

RansomBoggs: New ransomware targeting Ukraine

ESET researchers spot a new ransomware campaign that goes after Ukrainian organizations and has Sandworm's fingerprints all over it

Editor28 Nov 2022


ESET Research

Bahamut cybermercenary group targets Android users with fake VPN apps

Bahamut cybermercenary group targets Android users with fake VPN apps

ESET Research

Bahamut cybermercenary group targets Android users with fake VPN apps

Malicious apps used in this active campaign exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages from apps such as Signal, Viber, and Telegram

Lukas Stefanko23 Nov 2022


Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022

ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022

Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET APT Activity Report T2 2022

An overview of the activities of selected APT groups investigated and analyzed by ESET Research in T2 2022

Jean-Ian Boutin14 Nov 2022


ESET Research

Domestic Kitten campaign spying on Iranian citizens with new FurBall malware

Domestic Kitten campaign spying on Iranian citizens with new FurBall malware

ESET Research

Domestic Kitten campaign spying on Iranian citizens with new FurBall malware

APT-C-50’s Domestic Kitten campaign continues, targeting Iranian citizens with a new version of the FurBall malware masquerading as an Android translation app

Lukas Stefanko20 Oct 2022


ESET Research

POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

ESET Research

POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

ESET researchers analyzed previously undocumented custom backdoors and cyberespionage tools deployed in Israel by the POLONIUM APT group

Matías Porolli11 Oct 2022


Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

Threat Reports, ESET Research

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

A view of the T2 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč05 Oct 2022