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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET joins global effort to disrupt the infamous Trickbot botnet – Criminals claim to have hijacked thousands of security cameras – Five ways to secure your home office ESET has joined a global coordinated operation to disrupt Trickbot, the infamous botnet that has compromised at least a million computers. A hacker group is selling access […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Why deleting your personal data from social media may be impossible – How do you reset your face after a data breach? – The perils of working from a hotel If you think that deleting your accounts from various social media and instant messaging apps also deletes your personally identifiable information, you should think again. […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research unearths a previously unknown espionage gang and a new version of Android spyware – Elucidating connections between Latin American banking trojans ESET researchers unearth XDSpy, a previously unknown espionage group that has been stealing sensitive documents from governments in Eastern Europe and the Balkans for almost a decade. Also this week, ESET researchers […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Bug let hijack Firefox browsers on other phones over Wi-Fi – NIST’s new tool to help firms understand why staff fall for phishing – Almost 200 arrested in dark web crackdown Mozilla has fixed a security flaw that could allow anyone to take control of all Firefox for Android browsers running on devices connected to […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Zoom now supports two-factor authentication. A cyber attack, which affected 14 inboxes belonging to Quebec’s Department of Justice, was confirmed by ESET researchers. Zoom now supports phone calls, text messages and authentication apps as forms of two-factor authentication. Sports and training data are more sophisticated and affordable than ever. With the democratization of (sports) performance […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers have discovered and analyzed CDRThief, a malware that targets Voice over IP (VoIP) softswitches. Righard Zwienenberg deep in the lead-offering business and invites us to take steps to mitigate this problem. Finally, an overview of the TikTok pairing feature, which gives parents greater control over how their children interact with the app All […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research dissects KryptoCibule malware family – Why close unused accounts rather than just remove apps – Microsoft’s new deepfake detector ESET researchers dissect a malware family that they named KryptoCibule and that uses the victim’s resources to mine digital coins, hijacks transactions by replacing wallet addresses in the clipboard, and exfiltrates cryptocurrency-related files. After […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Canada’s government services hit by cyberattacks – Vishing attacks surge amid COVID-19 pandemic – DDoS extortionists strike again Several Canadian government services were temporarily suspended recently after a series of credential-stuffing attacks. The FBI and CISA have issued a joint alert to warn about a surge in vishing attacks targeting remote workers. A cybercrime gang […]