Millions of Brits could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates Millions of Brits use Wi-Fi routers that contain various security flaws and may put them at risk of cyberattacks, an investigation by British consumer watchdog Which? has found. Together with Red Maple Technologies, Which? looked at 13 [...]
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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 While many of today’s parents grew up during an age where the internet and the world wide web were just in their beginnings, for today’s kids the virtual world is [...]
The attack overwhelmed the systems of a Belgian ISP, leading to widespread service outages and disruptions Many government websites and services in Belgium were knocked offline on Tuesday after Belnet, the internet service provider (ISP) for the country’s public sector, was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. According to Belnet, the attack started [...]
Another in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans Ousaban is a Latin American banking trojan active exclusively in Brazil. ESET has been tracking this malware family since 2018. In common with most other LATAM banking trojans, Ousaban uses overlay windows to steal credentials and more from financial institutions. However, unlike most other LATAM [...]
The agency’s new initiative will also warn about the high cost of the free lunch – the increased risk of malware exposure INTERPOL is stepping up its fight against online piracy after this ever-popular ‘activity’ has seen 60% growth in some countries over the past year. “Digital piracy is yet another crime area impacted by [...]
The data breach notification site now allows you to check if your login credentials may have been compromised by Emotet The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has shared more than 4.3 million email addresses, harvested by the Emotet botnet, with data breach tracking website Have I Been Pwned (HBIP) in an effort to [...]
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 Earlier this year, a well-known APT group dubbed LuckyMouse (aka Emissary Panda, APT27) began exploiting several zero-day Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Its end [...]
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 Apple has rolled out an update for its macOS Big Sur operating system to address a bevy of security flaws, including a vulnerability that [...]
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 Online scams are one of the favorite ways criminals like to swindle unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money. And since variety is the spice of life, con artists [...]
The social media platform is stepping up efforts to help stomp out harassment and other abusive behavior Instagram has unveiled new tools to help combat cyberbullying and other abusive behavior on the platform – a filter that will prevent users from seeing abusive Direct Messages (DMs) and a tool to stop someone a user has blocked [...]