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Linux Shishiga malware using LUA scripts

The usage of the BitTorrent protocol and Lua modules separates Linux/Shishiga from other types of malware, according to analysis by ESET.

Real or virtual currency? Scammers accept both

ESET researchers have discovered and reported scammers stealing PayPal and Paxful credentials disguised as a tool for YouTube monetization, and a bitcoin trading marketplace.

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.

Carbon Paper: Peering into Turla’s second stage backdoor

The Turla espionage group has been targeting various institutions for many years. Recently, ESET found several new versions of Carbon.

If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …

ESET researchers have discovered 87 malicious apps on Google Play disguised as mods for Minecraft.

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.

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.

New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

This last month we have seen a new ransomware for Mac. Written in Swift, it is distributed on BitTorrent distribution site as “Patcher” for pirating popular software.

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.

New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Android users are exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player and serving as an entrance gate for potentially any kind of dangerous malware

Windows 10 anniversary update: Security and privacy, hope and change?

With analysts predicting a big shift to Windows 10 in the enterprise in 2017, a new ESET white paper looks at security and privacy changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the build that Microsoft expects its business customers to run on the majority of their desktop computers.

KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET has discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk component that renders Linux machines unbootable, while encrypting files and requesting a large ransom at the same time.

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.

The rise of TeleBots: Analyzing disruptive KillDisk attacks

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov analyzes the work of TeleBots, a malicious toolset that was used in focused cyberattacks against targets in Ukraine’s financial sector.

Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov Jean-Ian Boutin discuss their paper, titled Modern Attacks on Russian Financial Institutions, which was published earlier this year.

Readers of popular websites targeted by stealthy Stegano exploit kit hiding in pixels of malicious ads

Millions of readers who visit popular news websites have been targeted by a series of malicious ads redirecting them to the Stegano exploit kit.

Tesco Bank not alone in being targeted by Retefe malware

Tesco Bank, which recently saw thousands of its customers lose funds to cybercriminals, has been found on the target list of the so-called Retefe malware.

Linux/Moose: Still breathing

For the past year, ESET and the security firm GoSecure combined their skills in order to research Linux/Moose further. Here’s some of what was uncovered.

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