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

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in IT security, will highlight its top research for 2020 during the VB2020 localhost conference. This year, the Virus Bulletin international conference will go entirely online, thus the name change. The virtual event will take place over three days from September 30 to October 2. ESET researchers will hold four…

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has launched version 6.0 of ESET Mobile Security (EMS), an award-winning solution that provides protection against a multitude of Android mobile security threats such as malware and phishing, and now has the added feature of Payment Protection for financial transactions. ESET Mobile Security protects users’ data against loss, leakage and…

BRATISLAVA, MONTREAL – ESET researchers have discovered a previously undocumented trojan malware family that spreads through malicious torrents and that uses multiple tricks to squeeze as many cryptocoins as possible from its victims while staying under the radar. ESET named the threat KryptoCibule, and according to ESET telemetry the malware seems to primarily target users in the…

Bratislava, Iasi – The ESET R&D center in Iasi, Romania, is working with the European Migration Agency (EMA) and the Technical University of Moldova (TUM) in the capital, Chisinau, to launch a new Cyber Security Academy.  The project is currently slated to last for one year (starting in August 2020), after which the most successful graduating…

BRATISLAVA – August 19, 2020 – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been highly commended in the KuppingerCole Market Compass 2020 report. The report analyzed ESET’s Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response solutions, including ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Enterprise Inspector, praising ESET for its universal coverage. KuppingerCole Analysts is an international and independent analyst organization that supports companies,…

BRATISLAVA – ESET has published a comprehensive overview of risks stemming from Thunderspy, a series of vulnerabilities in Thunderbolt technology, and possible protections. Via Thunderspy, an attacker can change – possibly even remove – the security measures of the Thunderbolt interface on a computer. As a result, an attacker with physical access to the target computer can steal…

BRATISLAVA – ESET has released its Q2 2020 Threat Report, summarizing key statistics from ESET detection systems and highlighting notable examples of ESET’s cybersecurity research, including exclusive, previously unpublished ESET research updates. Threats related to the COVID-19 crisis defined the cybersecurity landscape in the second quarter of 2020, the Q2 2020 Threat Report shows. “Our telemetry…

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has earned high scores for its Endpoint Protection Advanced Cloud in the AV-Comparatives H1 Business Security Test 2020. AV-Comparatives, a leading independent testing organization, uses one of the largest collections of malware samples worldwide to create a real-world environment for highly accurate testing. In the report, a series…

BRATISLAVA, MONTREAL – ESET researchers have recently discovered websites distributing trojanized cryptocurrency trading applications for Mac computers. These were legitimate apps wrapped with GMERA malware, whose operators used them to steal information, such as browser cookies, cryptocurrency wallets and screen captures. In this campaign, the legitimate Kattana trading application was rebranded – including setting up copycat…

BRATISLAVA – ESET researchers have discovered a new operation within a long-running cyber-espionage campaign in the Middle East, apparently with links to the threat actor group known as Gaza Hackers, or Molerats. Instrumental in the operation is an Android app, Welcome Chat, which serves as spyware while also delivering the promised chatting functionality. The malicious website…