Press Releases

MalwareOctober 23, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Researcher Traces the Evolution of Webinject Banking Trojans

Jean-Ian Boutin, researcher from ESET Montreal lab has presented the results of the recent investigation of the webinject-based malware at the 24th Virus Bulletin conference in Seattle. ESET’s Jean-Ian Boutin has been analyzing these types of threats for several years now. His paper titled “The Evolution of Webinject” uncovers many interesting facts about these banking trojans. The highlights of his paper have just been published on ESET

AwardsOctober 23, 2014 | Bratislava

Deloitte Technology Fast 50: ESET Ranks Among Fastest Growing Big Tech Companies in Central Europe for More than a Decade

ESET, Central Europe-based IT security company has ranked among the fastest growing large tech companies in the region for 12th time in 2014, finds Deloitte in its annual Technology Fast 50 CE report. With a 274% growth over the past five years, ESET has been listed among the elite "Big 5" group which recognizes those companies which consistently achieve fast growth rates, but are too big to compete for the top spots in the main ranking.

MalwareOctober 22, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Expert Talks Botnets on

ESET researcher interviewed by to explain essential facts about botnets and how to defend against this type of malware.

The number of articles on talking about botnet malware is rising every day. Operation Windigo, Stuxnet, Conficker and Flashback – these are just a few of the most well-known botnets. But do you know exactly what a botnet is, and what it means to become part of one?

ProductsOctober 21, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Launches It’s Flagship Products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8

New Products include Botnet Protection combined with Enhanced Exploit Blocker protection.

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced the latest versions of its flagship security software products: ESET NOD32® Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security® 8. The latest line-up includes Botnet Protection and Enhanced Exploit Blocker that protects against exploits and offer anti-phishing and social media scanning capabilities.

ConferencesOctober 20, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET To Host AVAR 2014 in Sydney, Australia

ESET invites all IT security experts to meet at the most awaited IT security gathering of the year and the biggest anti-malware conference in the Asia-Pacific region.

ESET®, the global IT security vendor, is the official organizer of the 17th Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers International Conference (AVAR) 2014, the largest Asia Pacific conference on anti-malware, to be held in Sydney, Australia from 12 to 14 November 2014.

MalwareOctober 15, 2014 | Bratislava

“Good job, ESET!” says malware gang behind Operation Windigo

The Operation Windigo research paper, released in March by ESET Research Lab from Canada, was awarded the Péter Szőr Award at Virus Bulletin Conference late last month. Ironically, the research paper was also recognized by the creators of malware behind Operation Windigo saying “Good job, ESET!“ within their code one month after it was released. ESET Researcher from the award-winning team was interviewed to bring updates on Operation Windigo to the public. The whole interview is now available at

October 15, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Research: BlackEnergy trojan using PowerPoint to infect victims

ESET Researchers bring follow-up details on BlackEnergy malware campaign exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint vulnerability.

At the Virus Bulletin conference last month held in Seattle, ESET Researchers presented their research on BlackEnergy trojan that has evolved into a malicious tool designed for espionage in Ukraine and Poland. A new blogpost from Robert Lipovsky on reveals more about the 0-day vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint used by this malware to infect its victims.

October 8, 2014 | Bratislava

Cyber-espionage group Sednit attacks again

The infamous Sednit cyber-espionage group that has been attacking various institutions especially in Eastern Europe in the past has recently started to use a new exploit kit to distribute their malware, ESET research lab in Montreal is reporting. Among the attacked websites is a large financial institution in Poland. ESET has uncovered that the group misuses domains of existing websites related to the military, defense and foreign affairs.

October 1, 2014 | Bratislava

ESET Launches Plug-in for Kaseya Virtual System Administrator

ESET Remote Administrator Plug-in enables new antimalware options for Kaseya users.

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, announced the general availability of the ESET Remote Administrator Plug-in for Kaseya® Virtual System Administrator (VSA), the industry leading IT systems management platform. Integrating with latest version of Kaseya, the ESET Remote Administrator Plug-in allows IT managers to use the familiar Kaseya interface to manage and maintain ESET Endpoint Antivirus and Endpoint Security deployments across distributed networks.

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.

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