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Combatting the rise of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
Amateur cybercriminals (or anyone with a grudge), can execute spam attacks, steal people’s identities, and more.
07 Nov 18
Conspiracy looms: NSS Labs takes CrowdStrike, ESET, Symantec & AMTSO to court
Cybersecurity testing organisations NSS Labs is accusing three major security firms and an industry body of boycotting independent security tests of their products.
27 Sep 18
ESET cautions mobile gamers to check their games are safe
Whether on iOS or Android, downloadable games inevitably come with more security risks.
12 Sep 18
Top tips to avoid downloading malicious online banking apps
Fake apps may require excessive permissions, demand administrator rights, or simply request you enter your banking details and related information.
20 Aug 18
How to avoid sending 'phishy' emails that could lose you customers
Some genuine emails can often look similar to scam emails, which can lead to damaged relationships between businesses and their customers.
03 Aug 18
Exclusive Interview: Chillisoft to challenge the channel with new chief
Geoff Cossey has decided it’s time for new blood in his company. Cybersecurity specialist Alex Teh has invested and is ready to get serious.
13 Jul 18
After five years, the InvisiMole spyware isn't so invisible anymore
InvisiMole is able to turn the affected computer into a video camera, which allows the attackers see and hear what’s going on around their victim.
20 Jun 18
The cost of our connected world: how to overcome challenges without downgrading technical capabilities
Generally, the most successful threats are the simplest, says ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald.
28 May 18
IoT device security is a business responsibility, too
"It's essential to carefully consider security when implementing IoT devices and to not trust that security will be managed by the vendor."
09 May 18
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
03 May 18
Why real-time visibility into big data is important for cybersecurity
Real-time visibility into big data could be the answer to keeping networks and endpoints secure without allocating human resources to the problem.
30 Apr 18
Singapore WhatsApp users urged to watch out for phishing scams
Victims who give the scammers access to the verification codes would then be locked out of their own account and lose access.
20 Apr 18
OceanLotus backdoor targets MacOS systems running PERL
The OceanLotus backdoor is now targeting MacOS systems in its latest spate of attacks.
09 Apr 18
Security expert comments on spearphishing attacks against Singapore universities
"These attacks against universities serve as a reminder that more cross-country collaboration is needed to stop attackers from gaining an upper hand."
06 Apr 18
Old group, new tricks: OceanLotus threat group continues to target East Asia
ESET researchers have been on the trail of cyber hacking group OceanLotus, a group known for its campaigns creating havoc in Eastern Asia countries.
15 Mar 18
'Urgent call to action' for ASEAN nations - improve cybersecurity or face losing $750b
A new report is rallying for ‘an urgent call to action’ for ASEAN nations, saying that a ‘radical agenda’ may help defend against cyber attacks.
31 Jan 18
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
31 Jan 18
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
18 Jan 18
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
14 Dec 17
Avoid gifting weaponised teddy bears & game console hacks: Top IoT threats this season
Cyber attacks on toys, gaming consoles and home assistants, you ask? Weaponised teddy bears? Yes, it is possible.
13 Dec 17
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
06 Dec 17
Exclusive interview: ESET on protecting the mobile workforce
Expect to see more instances of ransomware, DDoS attacks and attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
01 Dec 17
A lesson on UEFI 101 and why you need it scanned for security
UEFI scanning has transformed from a “nice to have” into a “must have” feature.
15 Nov 17
ESET survey: Lack of funding a major problem for Japan SMBs
"Businesses which do not see cybersecurity measures as a priority can be extremely vulnerable to cybercriminals."
13 Nov 17