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September 30, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Researchers Win "Péter Szőr Award" for Windigo paper at Virus Bulletin Conference

Peter Szor Award for best technical paper went to ESET Research Lab Canada for their technical paper on Operation Windigo.

ESET®, the IT security vendor, was honored last week at the 24th Virus Bulletin International Conference in Seattle, USA when its Research Lab from Canada received the Péter Szőr Award for Best Technical Paper for research on Operation Windigo.

September 23, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Research: Ukraine and Poland Targeted by Sophisticated BlackEnergy Trojan

ESET® analysis of sophisticated BlackEnergy trojan found out that a large number of victims in Ukraine and Poland have been targeted in recent malware campaigns, including state organizations and businesses. Malware Researcher Robert Lipovský will present the latest findings of the discovery at the 24th Virus Bulletin International Conference taking place from 24th to 26th September in Seattle, USA.

September 3, 2014 | Bratislava

AV-Comparatives Declares: “ESET Cyber Security Pro for Mac Provides Outstanding Protection”

ESET Cyber Security Pro achieved excellent results in the latest AV-Comparatives testing of protection for Mac users against Mac-specific and Windows malware.

ESET Cyber Security Pro, the Internet security software for Mac, was highlighted as outstanding by AV-Comparatives’ Mac Security Test and Review 2014. Testing by AV-Comparatives was for the detection of cross-platform botnet malware targeting a wide range of platforms.

August 20, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET’s Maik Wetzel nominated for Channel Champion by CRN Magazine

ESET is proud to announce that ESET Germany’s B2B Sales Director Maik Wetzel has been nominated for the Channel Champion 2014 in IT Security award by the most important IT channels publication in Germany - CRN Magazine.

August 18, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Mobile Security hits 1 million current installs, offers 50% off during #onemillionweek

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, is cutting the price of the PREMIUM version of its internet security for Android smartphones and tablets, ESET Mobile Security, by 50% for one week. Its #onemillionweek initiative marks one million current installs on Google Play since August 2013.

August 18, 2014 | Bratislava

New sick Facebook scam exploits Robin Williams’ suicide

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, is issuing a warning about a widespread Facebook scam, this time exploiting the tragic suicide of comic actor Robin Williams.

August 12, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET researchers spotted Krysanec – Android malware masked as legitimate apps

ESET provides analysis of Krysanec and offers advice on how to avoid becoming its victim.

ESET security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware which attacks Android devices, masked as a legitimate apps. Android/Spy.Krysanec infiltrates any free or paid Android app from unofficial online stores.

August 5, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Releases Beta Version of its security software for home users

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8 comes with new technology features.

IT security provider ESET® today releases the beta version of its ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8. Users can enjoy new technology feature that helps to discover and fight botnets like Windigo with Botnet Protection or protect their devices against malware which misuses 0-day exploits thanks to enhanced Exploit Blocker feature. Users can keep their sensitive data safe with the best Anti-Phishing solution on market and manage Anti-Theft feature for all their devices linked to The new products offer users a great balance of protection and usability, without compromising system performance, enabling them to enjoy safer technology.

July 22, 2014 | Bratislava

New Android malware #Simplocker uses child-abuse FBI warnings to scare victims into paying $300.00, ESET discover

ESET provides in-depth analysis of this attack and gives advice to Android users on how to avoid being a victim.

Security researchers from ESET® have uncovered a new version of Simplocker – the Android file-encrypting ransomware. This variant of Simplocker targets English speakers, presents the victim with a bogus warning from the FBI reporting that the affected computer has violated child abuse and other laws, and presents the victim with a fine of $300.00, payable in 48 hours.

July 15, 2014 | Bratislava

Malware steals banking credentials from visitors of Japanese porn websites, ESET research reveals

Security researchers from ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, have published on a detailed analysis of the Win32/Aibatook malware, which targets customers of Japanese banks and visitors to some of the country's most popular pornographic websites.

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