‘North Korean hackers breached multiple European defense contractors’
According to security provider ESET, North Korean cybercriminals penetrated defense contractors across Europe.
ESET did not specify the contractors involved. According to the security provider, employees of European defense contractors were approached by fake Amazon recruiters from 2021 onwards... Read more
ESET finds hacking group XDSpy that was undetected for a decade
A rare APT has gone undetected for nine years, since 2011. The APT is a hacker group named XDSpy, and it targeted both privately-held and government-run companies based in Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The Slovakian cyber-security firm ESET discovered the new state-sponsor... Read more
Billions of devices, including iPhones, vulnerable through Wi-Fi chips
Research by ESET shows that more than a billion devices were at risk due to a security problem with WiFi chips. iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, among others, were vulnerable due to the error, which resulted in heaps of data on the streets to be picked up free of charge by cyber criminals.
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ESET has the expertise, but also a central position in Europe
During the recent ESET Press Tour in Bratislava, we
received an update about what the security company is currently doing and what
the plans for the future are. Last year we were also present, and then, it
turned out that the company had a clear vision about where it wanted to go in
the future: to ... Read more
Botnet uses YouTube to mine cryptocurrency
A pre-existing botnet has changed its behaviour by switching to cryptomining. To do this, it uses YouTube as part of its process. The change was discovered on Tuesday by ESET security researchers.
The Statinko botnet, which has been active since 2012, was previously used as part of a large-scale... Read more
Google asks security companies for help with scanning Play Store apps
Google wants to provide its users with good security, including protection against malicious apps. To this end, it is launching a new project today: App Defense Alliance. For this project, the Internet giant asked three cyber security companies to help with the scanning of apps in the Play Store.
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Thales adds ESET cyber threat information to threat intel-center
Thales and security company ESET have announced that they will work together. The aim is to integrate ESET cyber threat intelligence into the Cyber Threat Intelligence centre.
This collaboration makes it possible for Thales to handle and analyse the raw data on malicious software collected by ESET. ... Read more
Bypassing fake crypto-currency apps two-step authentication on Android.
ESET researchers have found apps that impersonate the Turkish BtcTurk crypto exchange, but in reality use new techniques to bypass SMS-based two-step verification (2FA). This also circumvents Google's recent SMS authorisation restrictions.
In March this year, Google decided to restrict the use of SM... Read more
“Hacker group Fancy Bear uses backdoor Zebrocy in attacks.
Security researchers at ESET's R&D center in Montreal have discovered how the well-known hacker group Fancy Bear - also known as Sednit, APT28, Sofacy and STRONTIUM - operates. According to the investigators, the hackers use a back door called Zebrocy.
The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group... Read more
ESET starts collaboration with Alphabet Chronicle for Backstory
The Slovak security specialist ESET and Google sister company Chronicle will work together. Together, the two companies want to provide essential validation of security incidents and reports via Backstory.
Chronicle was founded in 2018 by Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Chronicle is developi... Read more