A regularly updated directory of press releases related to cyber security.

ESET is proud to announce that its WeLiveSecurity website is now available in French, marking ESET’s continued dedication to educating and safeguarding Canadians’ businesses and their personal data. ESET’s Montreal office is on the forefront of cutting-edge research projects ESET has been present in Montreal since 2009 and opened a fully-functioning Research & Development centre in April 2012,…

05 Oct 2017 ESET®, a global IT security firm, announced today that Xopero, Europe’s leading provider of data backup solutions has joined the ESET Technology Alliance. As a result, existing ESET customers now have the option to add Xopero backup and disaster recovery to their multi-layered security strategy. “With Ponemon Institute revising upwards the average cost of unplanned…

26 Sep 2017 A survey released today by IT security firm ESET finds that Americans believe “criminal hacking into computer systems” is now a top risk to their health, safety and prosperity. Criminal hacking, the survey finds, outranks other significant hazards, including climate change, nuclear power, hazardous waste, and government surveillance. Risk perceptions were found…

ESET researchers have detected surveillance campaigns utilizing a new variant of FinFisher, the infamous spyware also known as FinSpy. Seven countries are affected (to avoid putting anyone in danger, ESET will not name them) and in two of them, major internet providers have most likely been involved in infecting the targets of surveillance. “In two of the…

22 Aug 2017 ESET researchers discovered a new sneaky malware named Joao, spreading via computer games published on unofficial websites. Joao is modular malware capable of downloading and running other malicious code. “To spread their malware, the attackers behind Joao have misused massively-multiplayer online role-playing games. They modified the games to make them capable of…

20 Jul 2017 ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has investigated and identified a complex threat posed by a new strain of malware that has so far affected half a million users. Dubbed as Stantinko, ESET analyzes this highly inconspicuous malware which tricks victims into downloading pirated software from fake torrent sites, and that has continually morphed…

11 Jul 2017 This year at Black Hat (July 22–27, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV), the world’s leading information security event, IT security firm ESET will lead two important sessions.  The first is ESET’s groundbreaking original discovery of the Industroyer malware, which is one of the only known malware threats that directly targets electrical substation switches and circuit…

22 Jun 2017 Even the most simple, ordinary application may become a tool for an attacker. ESET researchers have identified one such example just recently, when a popular and harmless looking Birthday Reminder app was abused to hook up domain name resolution and serve up advertising. Detected by ESET’s telemetry as DNSBirthday, this adware is…