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ESET Research uncovers Janeleiro, a new banking trojan attacking corporate users in Brazil  

ESET Research has uncovered a new banking trojan that has been targeting corporate users in Brazil since at least 2019 across many sectors, including engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and governmental institutions. ESET dubbed the new threat Janeleiro. It attempts to deceive its victims with pop-up windows designed to …

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Number of APT groups exploiting the latest Exchange vulnerabilities grows, with thousands of email servers under siege, ESET discovers  

ESET  Research has discovered that more than ten different advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities to compromise email servers. ESET has identified more than 5,000 email servers that have been affected by malicious activity related to the incident. The servers belong to organisations – …

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ESET discovers Kobalos: tiny yet complex Linux threat attacking supercomputers

ESET researchers are reported to have discovered Kobalos, a malware that has been attacking supercomputers – high performance computer (HPC) clusters. ESET has worked with the CERN Computer Security Team and other organisations involved in mitigating attacks on these scientific research networks. Among other targets was a large Asian ISP, …

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ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot, a botnet that has infected over a million computers

ESET researchers have participated in a global operation to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, which has, since 2016, infected over a million computing devices. Along with partners Microsoft, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs Threat Research, NTT and others, the operation impacted Trickbot by tanking their command and control servers. ESET contributed to …

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ESET Research discovers KryptoCibule: The multitasking multicurrency cryptostealer

ESET researchers have discovered a previously undocumented trojan malware family that spreads through malicious torrents and that uses multiple tricks to squeeze as many cryptocoins as possible from its victims while staying under the radar. ESET named the threat KryptoCibule, and according to ESET telemetry the malware seems to primarily …

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ESET Endpoint protection and detection, response solutions commended in KuppingerCole Market Compass

ESET has been recognised in the KuppingerCole Market Compass 2020 report for its Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response solutions, including its Endpoint Security and ESET Enterprise Inspector, giving particular merit for its universal coverage. ESET achieved high scores across all categories, achieving the third highest number of strong positives out …

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Mekotio banking trojan fakes security update, steals bitcoins and exfiltrates Google credentials

ESET researchers are investigating a notorious Latin American banking trojans called Mekotio, targeting Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries: mainly Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Peru and Portugal. This malware is known to take screenshots, restarting affected machines, restricting access to legitimate banking websites, and, in some cases, even stealing bitcoins and exfiltrating …

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Spire launches ESET retail display offer

Spire Technology is launching a new customer offer in partnership with ESET, which will give resellers the opportunity to receive a free backlit, fully-branded, ESET display unit. Available in both table-top and floor standing options, the distributor’s customers will be able to claim a free unit with certain purchases of …

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Partner Content: ESET and Spire Technology on why you need a Password Manager

With an average of 200 online accounts to create passwords for and over 75 million internet-connected devices worldwide, using a Password Manager is a modern necessity. When it comes to basic cybersecurity tips you’ve no doubt heard the standard advice many, many times: install antivirus, don’t click on dodgy links, …

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“We may well be walking into a cyber pandemic”

Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET discusses the increase in “scareware” during the current COVID-19 crisis, and how it could lead up to a “cyber pandemic” in the near future… What have been some of the biggest cyber threats that have emerged over the past year? The cybercrime market …

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