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Protect yourself against the threat of scam apps grow

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Lysa Myers, Security Researcher at ESET explains how to safeguard yourself against the growing threat from deceptive practices by advertisers and app developers to scam iOS and Android users. There’s nothing new about advertisers and app developers using deceptive practices, but the Touch ID scam is a significant twist in this ongoing story. Of course, iOS users are not alone in facing these dilemmas; Android users are experiencing their own flood of predatory app tactics too. What can we do to protect ourselves […]

Next Generation Dark Markets for cybercriminals thriving

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Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher at ESET examines the thriving enterprise of cybercrime that is also undermining the benefits of digital technology. Are you in the market for stolen data? How about some tools to help you steal data or make money by hijacking other people’s computers? Well you’re in luck. It is now easier than ever to engage in cybercrime thanks to “next generation” dark markets. A dark market is defined here as a website that enables the buying […]

ESET identified as the Top Player

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ESET today announced that it has been identified as a ‘Top Player’ in the latest edition of Radicati’s Market Quadrants, which covers the ‘Endpoint Security’ segment of the security market. ESET has been recognized as a market leader with a solid vision for the future,

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin

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Tomas Foltyn, security writer at ESET explains how cyber criminals are exploiting the security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to hijack the control of vulnerable websites Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the developer behind the plugin, which is called WP GDPR Compliance, has issued a patch […]

Emotet spam campaign picks up steam on Black Friday

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Ondrej Kubovič, ESET Security Awareness Specialist highlights that Emotet has started another massive spam campaign just as Black Friday begins to pick up steam ESET has detected another large Emotet campaign, probably connected with the increased online shopping and email correspondence around Black Friday. Compared to the previous attacks, the operators have slightly modified their modus operandi.