ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play able to phish and scam users out of cryptocurrency

MAY 23, 2019 – ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its…

Don’t be fooled this April 1; what World Backup Day can teach consumers

Singapore, March 29, 2019 – As April approaches, consumers and businesses should reflect on the unexpected cybersecurity lessons World Backup Day (March 31) and April Fools’ Day can teach.[1] People and organisations working, sharing, and storing information on home or workplace networks…

Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET

18 December 2018 – Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.  Along with cryptomining, Cybersecurity Trends 2019: Privacy and…

World Password Day: The ‘key’ to your treasures

World Password Day:  The ‘key’ to your treasures 3 May 2018 – Thursday, May 3 is World Password Day, an annual event that takes place around the world to raise awareness of the importance of strong passwords and best practices for online…

WhatsApp Scams in Singapore

WhatsApp is the leading messenger app in Singapore, it is the popular platform associated with one’s colleagues, friends and family, hence, trust has been established. Scammers are looking to abuse this trust to gain an entry point to not just…

ESET on Singapore Universities Phishing Incident

By Nick FitzGerald, Senior Research Fellow, ESET This was a global campaign targeting universities around the world as educational institutions hold intellectual property (IP) that is attractive to cyberattackers. Depending on the motivations of the attackers, this IP may be sold…

ESET uncovers latest malicious activity in Asia from infamous hacking group, OceanLotus

ESET uncovers latest malicious activity in Asia from infamous hacking group, OceanLotus SINGAPORE – 13 March 2018 – Analysing the activities of hacking group OceanLotus, known for campaigns targeting eastern Asia, security researchers at ESET have followed one of the group’s…

Keeping an eye on your smart TV

Keeping an eye on your smart TV Nick FitzGerald, Senior Research Fellow, ESET   The time when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations is now over. These days, ‘old-school’ TVs are increasingly being…

ESET Smart TV Security to protect smart TV users from rising malware threats

ESET Smart TV Security to protect smart TV users from rising malware threats March 2, 2018 – ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, launches ESET Smart TV Security – an advanced technology protection solution against targeted malware…

ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018 February 19, 2018 – ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, will launch its latest IoT security solutions and share…

ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018 February 8, 2018 – ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, will launch its latest IoT security solutions and share…

FriedEx: BitPaymer ransomware the work of Dridex authors

FriedEx: BitPaymer ransomware the work of Dridex authors SINGAPORE, 29 January 2018 – Dridex has been a nightmare for computer users, companies and financial institutions for several years now, so much so that for many, it has become the first…

MADIoT – The nightmare after XMAS (and Meltdown, and Spectre)

MADIoT – The nightmare after XMAS (and Meltdown, and Spectre) By Righard Zwienenberg, Senior Research Fellow, ESET In the last few months of 2017, security companies made their own forecasts about incoming cyberthreats and the measures that needed to be…

ESET Releases 2018 Report: Predicts Trends in Cybersecurity

ESET Releases 2018 Report: Predicts Trends in Cybersecurity SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017 – According to a report released today by global cybersecurity leader ESET, cybersecurity incidents and risks are predicted to grow even further in 2018. The report titled “Cybersecurity…

ESET unites with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies to disrupt Gamarue botnets

ESET unites with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies to disrupt Gamarue botnets SINGAPORE, 5 December 2017 – Security researchers at ESET, in collaboration with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol, Europol, and other stakeholders in cybersecurity…