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ESET Research: Hamster Kombat game misused by cybercriminals as spyware and infostealer

  • The Hamster Kombat game’s success has attracted malicious actors trying to abuse public interest in the game for monetary gain.
  • ESET researchers discovered Android spyware named Ratel pretending to…

SET Research discovers EvilVideo: Telegram app for Android targeted by zero-day exploit sending malicious videos

  • ESET Research found an advertisement for a zero-day exploit that targets the Telegram for Android app, posted in an underground forum.
  • ESET named the vulnerability targeted by the exploit…

ESET is recognised as a Customers’ Choice for Midsize Enterprises in the 2024 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Endpoint Protection Platforms Report

BRATISLAVA — 03 July, 2024 ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been named a Customers’ Choice among Midsize Enterprises in the 2024 Gartner® Peer Insights™ ´Voice of the Customer´…

ESET Research: Arid Viper group targets Middle East again, poisons Palestinian app with AridSpy spyware

  • ESET Research discovered multistage Android malware, which ESET named AridSpy, being distributed via five dedicated websites.
  • ESET detected occurrences of AridSpy in both Palestine and Egypt and…

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Chinese HotPage browser injector is capable of replacing web content and opens the system to other vulnerabilities, ESET Research discovers

  • ESET Research has discovered a sophisticated Chinese browser injector ESET dubbed HotPage.
  • It is a signed, vulnerable, ad-injecting driver from a mysterious Chinese company.
  • The threat poses as a…

How To Protect Your Phone and Data Against Face Stealing Scams

Cybercriminals can now steal facial recognition data and use AI to create deepfakes for authentication. What does it mean for consumers and business?

Takes from Kaseya DattoCon: You have only one reputation

Opting for cheap cybersecurity solutions could prove more costly than you think.

Locked Shields 2024: Ancient inspiration deployed for today’s complex digital battlegrounds

Is it strange that cybersecurity companies would be called to share their expertise in a military simulation of today’s digital battlespace? The answer seems to be a resounding no.

However, despite…


Cursed tapes: Exploiting the EvilVideo vulnerability on Telegram for Android

ESET researchers discovered a zero-day Telegram for Android exploit that allows sending malicious files disguised as videos

How a signed driver exposed people to kernel-level threats – Week in Security with Tony Anscombe

A purported ad blocker marketed as a security solution leverages a Microsoft-signed driver that inadvertently exposes victims to dangerous threats

Beyond the blue screen of death: Why software updates matter

The widespread IT outages triggered by a faulty CrowdStrike update have put software updates in the spotlight. Here’s why you shouldn’t dread them.

The complexities of cybersecurity update processes

If a software update process fails, it can lead to catastrophic consequences, as seen today with widespread blue screens of death blamed on a bad update by CrowdStrike