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“Our analysis of the current state and evolution of technology reveals one aspect that stands out,” notes ESET Research Laboratories in its annual trends paper. “More and more devices and technologies mean greater challenges when it comes to maintaining information security, regardless of the area of implementation.”

Operation Groundbait (Russian: Прикормка, Prikormka) is an ongoing cyber-surveillance operation targeting individuals in Ukraine. The group behind this operation has been launching targeted and possibly politically-motivated attacks to spy on individuals.

This paper presents ESET’s findings about Operation Groundbait based on our re- search into the Prikormka malware family.

Over the last four decades, the privacy of personal data has been the subject of legislation and litigation in both the US and the EU. Protection of personal data privacy under the law has been shaped by the interests of multiple constituencies: individuals, commercial organizations, government agencies, law enforcement, and national security services.

Ransomware is a growing problem for users of mobile devices. Lock-screen types and fine-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. This report discusses further.

The state of information security in companies in the EMEA region, and the attitudes of their IT experts and managers.

“Security is no longer just a problem for a few individuals but rather a problem involving more and more people”, explains ESET Research Laboratories in its annual trends paper. “2016 will be a most challenging year. We must face it with a proactive attitude of security awareness. “

Microsoft recently announced its new patch roll-out strategy for the latest incarnation of the Windows operating system. Aryeh Goretsky considers how the Windows 10 patching process might affect both the enterprise and the home user.

Goretsky, A. Windows 10 patching process may leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-day attacks, March 2015, Virus Bulletin. Copyright is held by Virus Bulletin Ltd, but is made available on this site for personal use free of charge by permission of Virus Bulletin.