Entries by Tomas Foltyn

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET experts described recent shenanigans of The Dukes and the Winnti Group, vulnerabilities in Amazon Echo and Kindle, and a fake Tor Browser stealing cryptocurrency This week, ESET experts revealed how The Dukes, the APT group suspected of breaching the DNC several years ago, has been busy compromising government targets while staying under […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

This week, ESET researchers published an analysis of a previously unknown cyber-espionage platform and described a system enabling them to explore the UEFI landscape in an efficient way ESET researchers publish an in-depth analysis of Attor, a new cyber-espionage platform used in targeted attacks against diplomats, government officials and privacy-concerned users. Also this week, ESET […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers publish an in-depth analysis of the Casbaneiro banking trojan that targets banks and cryptocurrency services in Brazil and Mexico ESET researchers publish an in-depth analysis of the Casbaneiro banking trojan that targets banks and cryptocurrency services in Brazil and Mexico. Also this week, we explained why you should ensure that all the apps […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month starts today!

October is upon us, reminding us to make choices every day that will scare cybersecurity threats away For many, October is a month of ghosts and ghouls, witches and wizards, pirates and pumpkins. After all, it culminates in the scariest day of the year – Halloween. However, it’s time not only to prepare for all […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers break down a revamped set of tools that the Sednit group has added to its Zebrocy malware family ESET researchers break down a revamped set of tools that the Sednit group has added to its Zebrocy malware family. Microsoft has issued an emergency patch to fix a critical zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. […]

Microsoft rushes out patch for Internet Explorer zero‑day

There is no word on which threat actor is abusing the severe vulnerability for attacks Microsoft is urging Windows users to install an emergency security patch to address a critical vulnerability that affects multiple versions of Internet Explorer (IE) and is under active exploitation by unspecified bad actors. The company’s advisory notes that the zero-day, […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A nationwide data leak is believed to affect almost all citizens of Ecuador, putting them at risk of identity theft Almost every single citizen of Ecuador is thought to be affected by another nationwide data leak. Researchers have found 125 security flaws across 13 routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices that may leave them vulnerable […]

Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks

The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a stark warning to universities across the country, urging them to be on their guards against cyberattacks. The main risk is, in fact, two-fold. Firstly, it comes from ne’er-do-wells seeking financial […]

Remote access flaws found in popular routers, NAS devices

In almost all tested units, the researchers achieved their goal of obtaining remote root-level access Security researchers have uncovered a total of 125 security flaws across 13 small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices that may leave them vulnerable to remote attacks. The devices ranged from units intended for the general public […]

Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak

The humongous collection of extensive personal details about millions of people could be a gold mine for scam artists Almost every single citizen of Ecuador, a country of some 16.6 million people, is believed to have been affected by a new massive data leak, reads a report from vpnMentor. Two weeks ago, the firm discovered […]