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Citadel “mechanic” receives five year prison sentence

A Russian man has been sentenced to five years in prison for helping develop the Citadel malware, which was used to steal personal financial information. It cost more than $5 million in losses.

Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

The strange behavior of a simple Windows application caught our attention and sparked the analysis by ESET of a previously undocumented malware.

Security education and social responsibility

We look at key trends for 2017 within this sector, from password security to the need for security education at all institutions: schools, businesses, governments.

16 years of Mac OS X: Secure but not invincible to malware

Mac OS X is still secure 16 years after its creation, but increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. No operating system is 100% malware-proof.

How to isolate VBS or JScript malware with Visual Studio

ESET has seen a rise in malware developed using scripting languages. We can understand the threats better by isolating them in a dynamic analysis environment.

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

New YiSpecter malware attacks iOS devices without jailbreak

A new malware identified as YiSpecter attacks iOS devices with and without jailbreak, researchers from Palo Alto Networks have revealed. ESET has detected this malware as a trojan with both variants iOS/YiSpecter.A and iOS/YiSpecter.B.

iOS AirDrop vulnerability allows for malware installation on Apple devices

A security expert has found a vulnerability on iOS devices that allows malware to be installed via AirDrop.

Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA

The latest ESET discovery of the first known Android lock-screen-type ransomware that spreads in the wild and sets the phone’s PIN lock is examined.

Bundestag computer system goes offline

The computer system in the Bundestag is now offline, to allow technicians to perform essential maintenance work.

5 security tips to defeat cybervillains at Comic-Con 2015

The crowds at Comic-Con are a tempting target for cybvervillains, so get prepared with these top tips for keeping your data and devices safe.

Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analyzed

In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware.

The role of proxies and protocols in malware investigations

What is a proxy and what types of proxies exist? What protocol are used in the anonymization process? How does anonymity help with malware investigations?

Jamie Oliver website makes a meal of malware clean-up

The website of celebrity TV chef and food activist Jamie Oliver has been compromised with malware for the third time this year, potentially infecting the computers of the site’s visitors.

Rombertik: the malware that ‘destroys’ computers if detected

Researchers have uncovered a new malware which will try to ‘destroy’ the computer, reports Cisco. Let’s understand how it really is.

WattsUpDoc: US hospitals trial AC power probes to treat medical malware

Two major hospitals in the United States are trialling a new system for detecting malware on medical devices, using probes that monitor AC power consumption to detect infections.

New malware ‘Punkey’ detected in new point-of-sale attack

A new advanced malware program targeting point-of-sale terminals is putting customer credit card details at risk, following a number of similar attacks already this year.

Lawyer claims police placed malware on requested external hard drive

A lawyer in Arkansas is claiming that police planted three different pieces of malware on an external hard drive in a controversial whistleblower case against the police force, reports 5 News Online.

Hackers hide malware in fake game pages hosted on Steam

Gamers downloading from Steam should beware of fake game pages, after a spate of clone titles were found on the service hiding harmful malware.

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