Email malware: blast from the past

…today I’m waxing nostalgic about a piece of malware. Not one of those anniversaries that have filled so many blogs, articles and videos recently (happy birthday, dear Brai-ain….), but something that just popped...

Osama Bin Laden dead, malware is alive

Yesterday the U.S. president, Barak Obama, held a conference at the White House to announce that the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. With no doubt, this...

Online dating scams are Australia’s top financial fraud

Australians were tricked out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses. Australians were scammed out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with...

Sony execs turned to old BlackBerries from basement in wake of attack

Sony executives turned to old BlackBerries found in a basement in the firm’s California headquarters in, using SMS text messages and a ‘phone tree’ to communicate in the wake of the attack. Executives at...

Demystifying targeted malware used against Polish banks

The purpose of this blog is to deliver technical details of an as-yet minimally documented malware that has made headlines in Poland. Hot news about successful attacks on Polish banks appeared recently on the...

Rogue BYOD devices in your enterprise

While our recent post on BYOD focuses on the prevalence and/or risk of inadequately trained staff potentially creating problems for the core IT infrastructure using their own personal devices for work, it seems...

Free Android USSD vulnerability protection from ESET now on Google Play

If you use an Android phone you may have heard of something called the USSD vulnerability. This allows a nasty piece of malicious software to reset your Android to its factory default settings...

Global malware thrives on the demise of a global terrorist

The malware phenomenon started by the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death continues The malware phenomenon started by the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death continues unabated, with search results being manipulated to...

Nokia paid millions to blackmailing hackers

Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of its smartphone operating system seven years ago, a Finnish TV station has revealed. Nokia paid several million...

Phish Phood for Thought

In 2007, David Harley and Andrew Lee suggested at Virus Bulletin that poorly-designed phish quizzes did more harm than good. Has the picture changed much? In 2007, Andrew Lee and I presented a paper...

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