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ESET Research

Amazon-themed campaigns of Lazarus in the Netherlands and Belgium

Amazon-themed campaigns of Lazarus in the Netherlands and Belgium

ESET Research

Amazon-themed campaigns of Lazarus in the Netherlands and Belgium

ESET researchers have discovered Lazarus attacks against targets in the Netherlands and Belgium that use spearphishing emails connected to fake job offers

Peter Kálnai30 Sep 2022


ESET Research

You never walk alone: The SideWalk backdoor gets a Linux variant

You never walk alone: The SideWalk backdoor gets a Linux variant

ESET Research

You never walk alone: The SideWalk backdoor gets a Linux variant

ESET researchers have uncovered another tool in the already extensive arsenal of the SparklingGoblin APT group: a Linux variant of the SideWalk backdoor

Vladislav Hrčka, Thibaut Passilly, Mathieu Tartare14 Sep 2022


ESET Research, Business Security

RDP on the radar: An up-close view of evolving remote access threats

RDP on the radar: An up-close view of evolving remote access threats

ESET Research, Business Security

RDP on the radar: An up-close view of evolving remote access threats

Misconfigured remote access services continue to give bad actors an easy access path to company networks – here’s how you can minimize your exposure to attacks misusing Remote Desktop Protocol

Aryeh Goretsky07 Sep 2022


ESET Research

Worok: The big picture

Worok: The big picture

ESET Research

Worok: The big picture

Focused mostly on Asia, this new cyberespionage group uses undocumented tools, including steganographically extracting PowerShell payloads from PNG files

Thibaut Passilly06 Sep 2022


ESET Research

ESET Research Podcast: Hot security topics at RSA or mostly hype?

ESET Research Podcast: Hot security topics at RSA or mostly hype?

ESET Research

ESET Research Podcast: Hot security topics at RSA or mostly hype?

Listen to Cameron Camp, Juraj Jánošík, and Filip Mazán discuss the use of machine learning in cybersecurity, followed by Cameron’s insights into the security of medical devices

ESET Research20 Jul 2022


ESET Research

I see what you did there: A look at the CloudMensis macOS spyware

I see what you did there: A look at the CloudMensis macOS spyware

ESET Research

I see what you did there: A look at the CloudMensis macOS spyware

Previously unknown macOS malware uses cloud storage as its C&C channel and to exfiltrate documents, keystrokes, and screen captures from compromised Macs

Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé19 Jul 2022


Threat Reports

ESET Threat Report T1 2022

ESET Threat Report T1 2022

Threat Reports

ESET Threat Report T1 2022

A view of the T1 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč02 Jun 2022


ESET Research

ESET Research Podcast: UEFI in crosshairs of ESPecter bootkit

ESET Research Podcast: UEFI in crosshairs of ESPecter bootkit

ESET Research

ESET Research Podcast: UEFI in crosshairs of ESPecter bootkit

Listen to Aryeh Goretsky, Martin Smolár, and Jean-Ian Boutin discuss what UEFI threats are capable of and what the ESPecter bootkit tells us about their evolution

ESET Research26 May 2022


Ukraine Crisis – Digital Security Resource Center

Sandworm uses a new version of ArguePatch to attack targets in Ukraine

Sandworm uses a new version of ArguePatch to attack targets in Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis – Digital Security Resource Center

Sandworm uses a new version of ArguePatch to attack targets in Ukraine

ESET researchers spot an updated version of the malware loader used in the Industroyer2 and CaddyWiper attacks

Editor20 May 2022