For several years, FBI agents have been taking an unusual approach to detective work online - using malware against suspects who have not been proven guilty, just visited the wrong Tor site.
The latest ESET discoveries of Android ransomware.
Cheating network Ashley Madison has been hacked, compromising the private details of the service's owners and 37 million users. The site, which has the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.”, was attacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team, which claims to have gained complete access to the company’s databases – including user names, addresses and profiles, as well as company documents, emails and more.
On December 23rd, 2015, around half of the homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine (population around 1.4 million) were left without electricity for a few hours. According to the Ukrainian news media outlet TSN, the cause of the power outage was a “hacker attack” utilizing a “virus”.
To bring more clarity to the murky waters of post-truth marketing, we at WeLiveSecurity have decided to release a series of short articles focused on the currents state of AI, all the ins and outs of ML, and ML as it affects cybersecurity.
Google Play porn clicker, described as a large-scale campaign, belong to a single family of malicious apps masquerading as popular games and/or applications. They are designed and systematically modified to bypass Google’s security checks.
The 2016 attack on Ukraine’s power grid that deprived part of its capital, Kiev, of power for an hour was caused by a cyberattack. ESET researchers have since analyzed samples of malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing exactly that type of attack.
Visiting popular websites and getting infected without any interaction? ESET explains how the stealthy Stegano exploit kit, hiding in the pixels of malicious ads, is capable of performing this dirty job.
WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017.