Cyber Security

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Video Coming in two waves, the campaign sought to demoralize Ukrainians and Ukrainian speakers abroad with disinformation messages about war-related subjects 23 Feb 2024 This week, ESET researchers revealed their findings about Operation Texonto, a disinformation/psychological (PSYOP) campaign where Russia-aligned threat actors sought to demoralize Ukrainians and Ukrainian speakers abroad with disinformation messages about war-related
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ESET products and research have been protecting Ukrainian IT infrastructure for years. Since the start of the war in February 2022, we have prevented and investigated a significant number of attacks launched by Russia-aligned groups. We have also published some of the most interesting findings on WeLiveSecurity: Even though our main focus remains on analyzing
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Video Here’s how the results of vulnerability scans factor into decisions on cyber-insurance and how human intelligence comes into play in the assessment of such digital signals 16 Feb 2024 Cyber-insurance has been an increasingly hot topic lately, with the cyber-insurance industry growing of 62 percent last year, which largely appears to be attributable to
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Video, Ransomware Called a “watershed year for ransomware”, 2023 marked a reversal from the decline in ransomware payments observed in the previous year 09 Feb 2024 Ransomware payments in 2023 reached a record-breaking $1.1 billion in 2023, according to an analysis by Chainalysis, a blockchain research firm. Calling 2023 a “watershed year for ransomware”, Chainalysis
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ESET researchers have identified twelve Android espionage apps that share the same malicious code: six were available on Google Play, and six were found on VirusTotal. All the observed applications were advertised as messaging tools apart from one that posed as a news app. In the background, these apps covertly execute remote access trojan (RAT)
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ESET has collaborated with the Federal Police of Brazil in an attempt to disrupt the Grandoreiro botnet. ESET contributed to the project by providing technical analysis, statistical information, and known command and control (C&C) server domain names and IP addresses. Due to a design flaw in Grandoreiro’s network protocol, ESET researchers were also able to
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Digital Security In today’s digitally interconnected world, advanced cyber capabilities have become an exceptionally potent and versatile tool of tradecraft for nation-states and criminals alike Andy Garth 29 Jan 2024  •  , 4 min. read For thousands of years, nations have engaged in espionage, spying on their neighbors, allies, and adversaries. Traditionally, this realm of
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Video The previously unknown threat actor used the implant to target Chinese and Japanese companies, as well as individuals in China, Japan, and the UK 26 Jan 2024 This week, ESET researchers released their findings about an attack where a previously unknown threat actor deployed a sophisticated multistage implant, which ESET named NSPX30, through adversary-in-the-middle
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ESET researchers provide an analysis of an attack carried out by a previously undisclosed China-aligned threat actor we have named Blackwood, and that we believe has been operating since at least 2018. The attackers deliver a sophisticated implant, which we named NSPX30, through adversary-in-the-middle (AitM) attacks hijacking update requests from legitimate software. Key points in
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Video The job of a CISO is becoming increasingly stressful as cybersecurity chiefs face overwhelming workloads and growing concerns over personal liability for security failings 19 Jan 2024 The job of a chief information security officer (CISO) is becoming increasingly stressful, to the point that some security leaders are seeking out more peaceful career paths.
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Steeped in AI and the security risks of its use, the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge was an enrichening experience of navigating a series of 21 objectives that tested and broadened multiple cybersecurity skills. The best challenges for me were hunting down AI hallucinations in a pentest report, escalating privileges on a Linux system, searching