Internet Security

State‑sponsored or financially motivated: Is there any difference anymore?

What does the increasingly fuzzy line between traditional cybercrime and attacks attributed to state-backed groups mean for the future of the threat landscape? The post State‑sponsored or financially motivated: Is there any difference anymore? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

5 steps to take to minimize damage from a ransomware attack – The double-edged sword of OSINT – Watch out for vishing scams The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail – here’s what you can do today to minimize the impact of a potential ransomware attack in the future The post 5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits

Most medical and fitness apps in Google Play have tracking capabilities enabled and their data collection practices aren’t transparent The post Most health apps engage in unhealthy data‑harvesting habits appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

OSINT 101: What is open source intelligence and how is it used?

OSINT can be used by anyone, both for good and bad ends – here’s how defenders can use it to keep ahead of attackers The post OSINT 101: What is open source intelligence and how is it used? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft takes down large‑scale BEC operation

The fraudsters ran their campaigns from the cloud and used phishing attacks and email forwarding rules to steal financial information The post Microsoft takes down large‑scale BEC operation appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? The post Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET Research dissects campaigns by the Gelsemium and BackdoorDiplomacy APT groups – Hacking an orbiting satellite isn't necessarily the stuff of Hollywood The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? The post Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day

The latest Chrome update patches a bumper crop of security flaws across the browser’s desktop versions The post Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero‑day appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

BackdoorDiplomacy: Upgrading from Quarian to Turian

ESET researchers discover a new campaign that evolved from the Quarian backdoor The post BackdoorDiplomacy: Upgrading from Quarian to Turian appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Gelsemium: When threat actors go gardening

ESET researchers shed light on new campaigns from the quiet Gelsemium group The post Gelsemium: When threat actors go gardening appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app

Law enforcement around the world used a messaging app called AN0M to monitor the communications of alleged criminals The post Hundreds of suspected criminals arrested after being tricked into using FBI‑run chat app appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Hacking space: How to pwn a satellite

Hacking an orbiting satellite is not light years away – here’s how things can go wrong in outer space The post Hacking space: How to pwn a satellite appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

New ESET Threat Report is out – How to deal with online trolls – Teens, beware these 5 common scams The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites

Websites using Fancy Product Designer are susceptible to remote code execution attacks even if the plugin is deactivated The post Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET Threat Report T 1 2021

A view of the T 1 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts The post ESET Threat Report T 1 2021 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

From knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data The post 5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama

You may not be able to escape internet trolls, but you have a choice about how you will deal with them – here’s how you can handle trolls without losing your cool The post Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

You, too, may be vulnerable to SIM swap attacks – How to defend yourself against rom-cons – Zero day in macOS allowed malware to take secret screenshots The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

Here’s how easily your phone number could be stolen, why a successful SIM swap scam is only the beginning of your problems, and how you can avoid becoming a victim of the attack The post I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Bluetooth bugs could allow attackers to impersonate devices

Patches to remedy the vulnerabilities should be released over the coming weeks The post Bluetooth bugs could allow attackers to impersonate devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Apple fixes macOS zero‑day bug that let malware take secret screenshots

You would do well to update to macOS Big Sur 11.4 post-haste The post Apple fixes macOS zero‑day bug that let malware take secret screenshots appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Online dating scams often follow the same script – here’s what senior citizens should watch out for and how their younger relatives can help them avoid falling victim The post Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

How stalkerware puts the stalkers' own data at risk – Watch out for FluBot – Building security into critical infrastructure The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits The post Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

The attack is a reminder of growing cyberthreats to critical infrastructure while also showing why providers of essential services are ripe targets for cybercriminals The post Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Scams target families of missing persons, FBI warns

Con artists use social media to find and target victims for various nefarious ends, including to extort relatives of missing persons The post Scams target families of missing persons, FBI warns appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

Why FluBot is a major threat for Android users, how to avoid falling victim, and how to get rid of the malware if your device has already been compromised The post Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Android stalkerware threatens victims further and exposes snoopers themselves

ESET research reveals that common Android stalkerware apps are riddled with vulnerabilities that further jeopardize victims and expose the privacy and security of the snoopers themselves The post Android stalkerware threatens victims further and exposes snoopers themselves appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Verizon’s 2021 DBIR: Phishing and ransomware threats looming ever larger

The report provides unique insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the data breach landscape The post Verizon’s 2021 DBIR: Phishing and ransomware threats looming ever larger appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Join ESET Research at RSA Conference 2021 – WhatsApp to restrict features for some users – 1 million apps rejected from the App Store last year The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

European police bust major online investment fraud ring

The operation was carried out against an organized group that used online trading platforms to swindle victims out of US$36 million The post European police bust major online investment fraud ring appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions The post 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with two presentations

We will explore two threats – Android stalkerware and XP exploits The post ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with two presentations appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Your account won’t be deleted, but here's what you may want to be aware of if not even repeated reminders to accept the new policy do the trick The post WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Ousaban banking trojan targeting Brazil – How to help your kids use safe passwords – DDoS attack takes Belgian government websites offline The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks

Millions of Brits could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates The post Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Fantastic passwords and where your children can find them

How witches, wizards and superheroes can help your kids stay safe from cyber-villains, plus other parenting hacks to encourage your children to use secure passwords The post Fantastic passwords and where your children can find them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

DDoS attack knocks Belgian government websites offline

The attack overwhelmed the systems of a Belgian ISP, leading to widespread service outages and disruptions The post DDoS attack knocks Belgian government websites offline appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Ousaban: Private photo collection hidden in a CABinet

Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans The post Ousaban: Private photo collection hidden in a CABinet appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Microsoft will soon remove Flash Player from Windows 10 devices

The Patch Tuesday security update due in July should hammer the last nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash Player The post Microsoft will soon remove Flash Player from Windows 10 devices appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

INTERPOL aims to deal a blow to digital piracy

The agency’s new initiative will also warn about the high cost of the free lunch – the increased risk of malware exposure The post INTERPOL aims to deal a blow to digital piracy appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Governments as cyber-targets – FBI and Have I Been Pwned team up to notify Emotet victims – Mac users urged to plug a serious security hole The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

FBI teams up with ‘Have I Been Pwned’ to alert Emotet victims

The data breach notification site now allows you to check if your login credentials may have been compromised by Emotet The post FBI teams up with ‘Have I Been Pwned’ to alert Emotet victims appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity

A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital The post Prime targets: Governments shouldn’t go it alone on cybersecurity appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Apple patches severe macOS security flaw

Mac users are being urged to update to macOS Big Sur 11.3 as at least one threat group is exploiting the zero-day bug to sneak past the operating system’s built-in security mechanisms The post Apple patches severe macOS security flaw appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims

All that glitters is not gold – look out for fake celebrity endorsements and other con jobs that aren’t going out of fashion any time soon The post 4 common ways scammers use celebrity names to lure victims appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

WhatsApp Pink is not an update – Security holes in Apple's AirDrop – New zero-day plugged in Chrome The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

Instagram rolls out new features to help prevent cyberbullying

The social media platform is stepping up efforts to help stomp out harassment and other abusive behavior The post Instagram rolls out new features to help prevent cyberbullying appeared first on WeLiveSecurity...

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