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Trojanized Mac cryptocurrency app collects wallets and screenshots, ESET Research discovers
“As in previous campaigns, the malware reports to a Command & Control server over HTTP and connects remote terminal sessions to another C&C server using a hardcoded IP address,” says ESET Researcher Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé, who led the investigation into GMERA.
Boy, they’re quick! Cybercrooks use Covid-19 tracing app to target Canadians
The convenience, power and mobility enabled by smartphones make them ideal for everything from checking store opening times to determining whether you’ve been near a Covid-19 outbreak. This utility also brings with it a sense of familiarity that can make us careless about how we use our phones.
Brute-force attacks targeting remote access increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, ESET confirms
“Before the lockdown, most employees worked from the office and used infrastructure monitored and controlled by their IT department. But the coronavirus pandemic has brought a major shift to the status quo. Today, a huge proportion of ‘office’ work occurs via home devices, with workers accessing sensitive company systems through Windows’ Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), a proprietary solution created by Microsoft to allow connecting to the corporate network from remote computers,” explains Ondrej Kubovič, ESET Security Research & Awareness Specialist.
ESET reaffirms ‘Champion’ position in global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2020
Canalys is a leading global technology market analyst firm with a distinct channel focus that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry and to think beyond the business models of the past.
Automating tasks means streamlining timelines and security for MSPs
That is why ESET has launched its upgraded ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) – Version 7.2, which enhances the management and security capabilities of MSPs. ESMC 7.2 enables better protection of business data on company devices with ESET Full Disk Encryption (EFDE). Once deployed on clients’ endpoints, EFDE helps businesses prevent unauthorized access to company data in the event of loss or theft by keeping hard drives encrypted with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking
Millions of computers sporting Intel’s Thunderbolt ports are open to hands-on hacking attempts due to vulnerabilities in this hardware interface, according to research by Björn Ruytenberg, a security researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. Dubbed Thunderspy, the attack method affects Thunderbolt-equipped machines manufactured between 2011 and 2020 and is a concern with machines running any of the three major operating systems – Windows, Linux and, to a lesser extent, macOS.
ESET upgrades security management for organizations running Microsoft Azure
ESET’s Security Management Center for Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based management solution that gives businesses the capability to deploy, update and manage all ESET security solutions from a single console. The upgraded management console is ideal for both small and large organizations already utilizing Microsoft Azure and requires no additional hardware or license fees.
COVID-19 scams and social engineering capitalize on rapid change
The Covid-19 pandemic is demonstrating once again how quickly cybercriminals can tap into current news and leverage panic and uncertainty to their benefit—for example, creating email scams and fake websites designed to dupe victims into sharing passwords, account information or credit card numbers.
ESET Extends Trial Period for Consumer, SMB and Enterprise Products During COVID-19
To protect consumers from phishing attacks and other malicious software, ESET is extending the free trial period from 30 to 90 days for ESET Internet Security, which protects Windows, Mac, Android and Linux devices from the latest threats.