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OthersFebruary 12, 2015 | Bratislava

Safe Valentine’s Day: Your online love may be a fraud

Six signs that will help you avoid being a victim of fraud on Valentine’s Day.

St. Valentine’s Day is slowly taking over of all social media channels. Even if you are a happy single person, the sweet love spreading everywhere may be too much to resist. But beware: Valentine’s Day is not just a feast for lovers! ESET’s news page offers you six essential ways to find out if your online date is a fraud.

ProductsFebruary 10, 2015 | Bratislava

New Version of ESET Social Media Scanner Comes With Better Detection and New Design

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, released today all new version of ESET Social Media Scanner for Facebook and Twitter. It comes with completely reworked graphic user interface and improved detection, adding another layer of protection to ESET’s security solutions offering − and is available completely for free.

MalwareFebruary 5, 2015 | Bratislava

Businesses Set to be Cybercriminals’ Main Target in 2015, States New ESET Security Report

ESET’s trends for 2015 report now available as a free download to help organisations better fend off 2015 attacks

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has published an in-depth security report focusing on the top cybercrime trends for 2015, freely available in the white paper section on

MalwareJanuary 29, 2015 | Bratislava

Botnet Violates Visa Application Process at a Polish Consulate in Belarus

ESET researchers have uncovered a piece of malicious code dubbed Malware Agent.PYO, which has been busy targeting Polish diplomatic mission in Belarus in the last couple of weeks.

MalwareJanuary 28, 2015 | Bratislava

“Privacy a MUST in the digital health revolution,” says ESET at Healthcare Data Privacy Day

Controlling how data collected from ingestibles, wearables and our DNA impact our personal privacy.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive internet security protection, today underlines the importance of privacy in healthcare.

MalwareJanuary 21, 2015 | Bratislava

New CryptoLocker-type ransomware strikes in Europe and Latin America

ESET research brings details of the CTB-Locker criminal campaign

ESET researchers have spotted a new type of cyber-attack spreading in Europe and Latin America. The reason is a new variant in the ransomware family referred to as CTB-Locker. It encrypts user’s files similarly to CryptoLocker, and requests a ransom in Bitcoins. According to ESET research, the campaign is just starting out. Read more about the CTB-Locker on ESET's news page

MalwareJanuary 20, 2015 | Bratislava

The 6 vital steps to deterring cybercrime, compiled by ESET

Cybercrime is costing us all. How can we address this problem? ESET takes a deep dive into the steps required to reduce the threat of cybercrime.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, has compiled and published a summary of today’s six most important steps to deterring cybercrime on We Live Security, focusing on how to make cybercrime less appealing to perpetrators.

AwardsJanuary 9, 2015 | Bratislava

ESET Competes in European Business Awards in the “Customer Focus” category – You Can Vote for Its Video Now

ESET Competes in European Business Awards in the “Customer Focus” category – You Can Vote for Its Video Now.

MalwareJanuary 8, 2015 | Bratislava

Internet Explorer identified as most vulnerable Microsoft Windows component

ESET researchers summarize Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities uncovered in 2014.

ESET, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has published a report on major trends in Windows exploitation and mitigation in 2014 on its security news page

MalwareDecember 22, 2014 | Bratislava

VirLock: The First Shape-shifter Among Ransomware

ESET research has analysed first case of ransomware that also acts as polymorphic parasitic virus.

ESET has analyzed new member of ransomware family detected by its telemetry under name Win32/VirLock. It is the first time ESET researchers have seen ransomware which locks screen of victims device and also acts as polymorphic parasitic virus infecting files on user‘s device. Read more about VirLock on To restore VirLock-infected files, victims can download and use ESET’s standalone cleaner.

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