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

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, continues its research into Latin American banking trojans with the identification of another previously unknown malware family, Mispadu. Similar to the Amavaldo and Casbaneiro malware families recently described by ESET, Mispadu is written in Delphi and targets victims through the use of fake pop-up windows trying to persuade potential victims to…

Bratislava – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has today announced the launch of ESET Full Disk Encryption (EFDE), a new product designed to protect unauthorized access to a business’s valuable data. Available as an add-on to the recently updated ESET remote management consoles – ESET Cloud Administrator and ESET Security Management Center – EFDE is the latest solution to keep a…

BRATISLAVA – The latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium that offers various scope of multiplatform integration, advanced machine learning, an improved password manager and secure data encryption is released today. The new upgrades reflect the global need for home users to be better protected in an increasingly connected world. As given in one…

BRATISLAVA – ESET Smart Home Research Team recently discovered that the popular Amazon Echo – the original hardware of Amazon Alexa – was open to a number of the ten Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) vulnerabilities. This was also the case for at least one generation of the Amazon’s widely used Kindle e-readers. Identified flaws were reported…

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, continues to unravel the TTPs – tactics, techniques, and procedures – of the Latin American banking trojans, and in the process discovered the Casbaneiro family. As part of the research project that identified the Amavaldo malware family, the ESET research team also found Casbaneiro to share related functionality –…

BRATISLAVA – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has been described as a top performer in the KuppingerCole ESET Executive View report. The report analysed ESET Endpoint Security and outlines the strengths and robust anti-malware capabilities of the software. KuppingerCole Analysts is an international and independent analyst organization that supports companies, corporate users, integrators and software manufacturers…

ESET researchers discovered a backdoor, with interesting features, linked to malware used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group BRATISLAVA – Stealth Falcon is a threat group, active since 2012, that targets political activists and journalists in the Middle East. Some analysts link it to Project Raven, an initiative allegedly employing former NSA operatives. Read more details…

BRATISLAVA – ESET researchers have uncovered malware-distributing spam campaigns targeting people in France. The malicious payload, named Varenyky by ESET researchers, comes with several dangerous functionalities. Not only can Varenyky be used to send spam, but it can also steal passwords and can spy on its victims’ screens when they watch sexual content online. The first spike in…

Android ransomware may have been on the decline since 2017 – but recently, ESET researchers discovered a new ransomware family, Android/Filecoder.C. Using victims’ contact lists, it attempts to spread further via SMSes with malicious links. The new ransomware was seen distributed via porn-related topics on Reddit. The malicious profile used in the ransomware-distributing campaign was…