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Teenager admits to TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

A teenager has admitted being behind last year’s TalkTalk cyberattack, explaining he compromised the company’s website to “show off” to his friends.

Adobe fined $1 million for 2013 data breach

The financial repercussions of a data breach have been highlighted by the $1 million fine handed out to Adobe Systems for a 2013 security incident.

Sednit: A very digested read

This feature offers a very digested read of ESET’s trilogy of research papers on Sednit, one of the most notorious groups of cyberattackers in the world.

ICO concerned about privacy protection on WhatsApp/Facebook

Concerns over unprotected customer data sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook results in UK Information Commissioner threatening to enforce action.

Apple ID smishing evolves to lure more victims

Smishing is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean that the criminals hell bent on stealing Apple ID password are resting on their laurels.

Google fixes Safe Browsing security loophole

Google has announced new measures that resolve a security loophole that allows certain websites to circumnavigate its Safe Browsing service.

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.

Careers in fighting cybercrime

Interested in a career where you get to fight cybercrime on a daily basis? ESET’s senior research fellow David Harley takes a look at some key things.

Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown

Secure your router, says ESET’s Lysa Myers. It can help protect all of your connected devices while they are in your home.

Targeted online guessing ‘a major threat to online security’

Targeted online guessing represents a major threat to online security, according to new research.

How to do an APK Analysis Using AppMon

There are a great many tools available to help quickly analyze the behavior of mobile malware samples. In the case of Android, one such app is AppMon.

Colossal DDoS attack in Liberia wipes majority of country offline

Liberia has been hit with a harmful DDoS attack yet, with most of its residents unable to get online. The Mirai botnet is the cause.

I can see your texts: A deep dive into SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy

ESET’s Michael Aguilar takes a deep dive into SMS/messaging clients, security, and privacy.

William Hill website hit with DDoS attack

UK-based bookmaker William Hill has been hit with a DDoS attack, preventing many of its customers from being able to access its main website.

Estonia: Digital powerhouse offering e-residency to non-nationals

In terms of technological advancement, Estonia is up there. It is, for example, the first ever country to offer e-residency permits to any world citizen.

Flashback Tuesday: The Morris Worm

On November 2nd 1988, the Morris Worm was released, bringing the internet to an effective standstill. It was a seminal moment in internet history.

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.

Cyberattacks ‘no longer the stuff of spy thrillers’

Cyberattacks are “no longer the stuff of spy thrillers” – they are now a very serious threat to individuals, organizations and economies.

A history of mobile malware from Cabir to SMS Thief

As we continue to do more things with our smartphones, the threat posed by mobile malware increases. Here’s a short history of its development.

10 gadgets every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit

Here’s a list of the 10 tools every white hat hacker needs in their toolkit, says ESET’s Lucas Paus.

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