Press Releases


March 21, 2012 | Bratislava

Win32/Georbot – Information Stealing Trojan and Botnet Operating in Georgia

Earlier this year researchers at ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, discovered a botnet that has some very interesting communication features. Amongst other activities, it tries to steal documents and certificates, is capable of creating audio and video recordings and browses the local network for information. Interestingly, it uses a Georgian governmental website to update its command and control information and ESET researchers therefore believe that Win32/Georbot is targeting computer users in Georgia. Yet another unusual characteristic of this malicious program is that it looks for “Remote Desktop Configuration Files” and thereby enables attackers stealing these files to upload them to remote machines without exploiting any vulnerability. What is more worrying is that the development of this malware is ongoing; ESET has found fresh variants in the wild as recently as March 20th.

March 21, 2012 | Bratislava

Win32/Georbot – Information Stealing Trojan and Botnet Operating in Georgia

Earlier this year researchers at ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, discovered a botnet that has some very interesting communication features. Amongst other activities, it tries to steal documents and certificates, is capable of creating audio and video recordings and browses the local network for information. Interestingly, it uses a Georgian governmental website to update its command and control information and ESET researchers therefore believe that Win32/Georbot is targeting computer users in Georgia. Yet another unusual characteristic of this malicious program is that it looks for “Remote Desktop Configuration Files” and thereby enables attackers stealing these files to upload them to remote machines without exploiting any vulnerability. What is more worrying is that the development of this malware is ongoing; ESET has found fresh variants in the wild as recently as March 20th.

March 13, 2012 | Bratislava

February Threats: Scam HTML/Fraud.BG in Top Five

HTML/ScrInject.B continues its rule in the monthly malware statistics compiled by ESET research team. This generic detection denotes HTML web pages containing an obfuscated script or iframe tag that automatically redirects the user to the malware download and has recorded 3.93% infection rate globally (5.36% in Europe). Every month ESET compiles malware statistics based on its Live Grid® - a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions worldwide.

March 13, 2012 | Bratislava

February Threats: Scam HTML/Fraud.BG in Top Five

HTML/ScrInject.B continues its rule in the monthly malware statistics compiled by ESET research team. This generic detection denotes HTML web pages containing an obfuscated script or iframe tag that automatically redirects the user to the malware download and has recorded 3.93% infection rate globally (5.36% in Europe). Every month ESET compiles malware statistics based on its Live Grid® - a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions worldwide.

March 2, 2012 | Hanover, Germany

CeBIT 2012: ESET to Showcase New Line of Endpoint Business Solutions ; ESET CEO Richard Marko to Speak at CeBIT Global Conferences

Starting Tuesday, March 6th 2011, ESET will exhibit at CeBIT - world’s largest computer technology trade show and expo in Hanover, Germany (held until March 10th). ESET will preview its line of upcoming business solutions ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus, both currently in BETA testing and available for free download. ESET Mobile Security, ESET Smart Security 5 and other products will be featured at the ESET stand, which is located in Hall 12 (stand C66). This year’s motto of CeBIT expo is especially fitting to ESET: "Managing Trust - Trust and Security in the Digital World."

March 2, 2012 | Hanover, Germany

CeBIT 2012: ESET to Showcase New Line of Endpoint Business Solutions ; ESET CEO Richard Marko to Speak at CeBIT Global Conferences

Starting Tuesday, March 6th 2011, ESET will exhibit at CeBIT - world’s largest computer technology trade show and expo in Hanover, Germany (held until March 10th). ESET will preview its line of upcoming business solutions ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Endpoint Antivirus, both currently in BETA testing and available for free download. ESET Mobile Security, ESET Smart Security 5 and other products will be featured at the ESET stand, which is located in Hall 12 (stand C66). This year’s motto of CeBIT expo is especially fitting to ESET: "Managing Trust - Trust and Security in the Digital World."

March 1, 2012 | San Francisco, CA

ESET Wins 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award - ESET Smart Security Achieves Notable Industry Accolade for Best Anti-Malware Management

ESET today announced it has been recognized with SC Magazine’s 2012 Reader Trust Award as the company with the Best Anti-Malware Management solution. The announcement was made on February 28, 2012 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.

March 1, 2012 | San Francisco, CA

ESET Wins 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award - ESET Smart Security Achieves Notable Industry Accolade for Best Anti-Malware Management

ESET today announced it has been recognized with SC Magazine’s 2012 Reader Trust Award as the company with the Best Anti-Malware Management solution. The announcement was made on February 28, 2012 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.

February 24, 2012 | Barcelona

Mobile World Congress: ESET to Showcase ESET Mobile Security Solution for Android Smartphones and Tablets

ESET, the leader in proactive protection against cyber-threats, will hold a premiere at the GSMA Mobile World Congress showcasing its portfolio of products for mobile devices. Held in Barcelona, the event is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry. ESET will present its products from February 27 until March 1, 2012, which will be introduced by the company’s top mobile security experts. The theme for the 2012 congress is Redefining Mobile.

February 16, 2012 | Bratislava

Righard Zwienenberg Joins ESET as Senior Research Fellow

Righard J. Zwienenberg, household name in the AV industry, is joining ESET as a Senior Research Fellow, a core member of the company’s Technology Division. He will be working along other senior researchers and leading technology experts at ESET Headquarters in Bratislava and in his home country of the Netherlands.

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