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Network Security
ESET updates products and launches 'Inspect Cloud' solution
ESET has refreshed its line of business products and announced the arrival of ESET Inspect Cloud, designed to help businesses with security measures.
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Malware
Vulnerabilities in Lenovo laptops expose users to UEFI malware
Researchers at ESET have discovered three vulnerabilities affecting various Lenovo consumer laptop models.
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Cybersecurity
ESET adds innovations to security platform and solution
ESET has refreshed its line of business products created to help organisations of all sizes prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc.
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Cybersecurity
Malicious Android apps targeting Malaysian bank customers
Researchers at cyber security firm ESET have analysed three malicious Android applications targeting customers of eight Malaysian banks.
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Malware
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: ESET Australia joins women’s scholarship program
ESET Australia has announced it is joining the company's global Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program, awarding $5,000 to a woman currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program majoring in a STEM field.
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Ransomware
ESET, Intel partnership to enhance endpoint security
"This collaboration recognises the immediate boost in ransomware protection that integrating Intels hardware-based ransomware detection technology can deliver."
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Microsoft
Attempts to exploit MS Exchange most frequent intrusion vector
"With cyberattacks continuing to be prevalent in the digital economy, it is crucial for businesses to remain updated on the latest tactics in cyberattacks."
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Ransomware
ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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Malware
ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
The vulnerability could also have been exploited on iOS, even on devices such as the iPhone XS and newer.
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Endpoint Protection
ESET named strategic leader in endpoint prevention and response
ESET achieved high scores in the categories of active prevention, passive response, and combined prevention/response capabilities, scoring 96%, 100%, and 98%.
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Cybersecurity
ESET analyses malicious frameworks targeting physically isolated networks
"For organisations with critical information systems and/or classified information, the loss of data could be hugely damaging. The potential that these frameworks have is very concerning."
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Mobile Security
Cyber attacks increase, despite growing threat awareness in APAC region
According to ESET, as people are increasingly dependent on the internet to work, communicate, shop and entertain themselves, scammers are also taking advantage of the new normal to lure victims.
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Cybersecurity
ESET and Chillisoft launch MDR solution in A/NZ
The MDR service offers customers remotely delivered security operation centre capabilities, which can be used to respond to threats.
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Ransomware
ESET Threat Report highlights aggressive ransomware tactics and intensifying password-guessing attacks
“Ransomware gangs may have overdone it this time," says ESET threat report.
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Cyber espionage
Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
ESET researchers have investigated a targeted mobile espionage campaign against the Kurdish ethnic group. 
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Ransomware
71 billion ransomware attacks on remote access - ESET
"Ransomware is currently one of the most potent cyberthreats to modern organisations."
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Malware
New malware families discovered eavesdropping on governments, targeting eCommerce
"This should be disturbing for all serious web portals that want to protect their visitors’ data, including authentication and payment information."
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Ransomware
Majority of paid ransom demands experience repeat attack
"Paying the demands can have severe consequences, showing future attackers that the organisation could be easy pickings for some quick cash."
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Malware
Surge in Android banking malware and RDP attacks - ESET
A new report from cybersecurity firm ESET has revealed rapid abuse of trending vulnerabilities and configuration flaws by cyber crooks.
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Android
Android stalkerware on the rise
"Searching for these tools online is not difficult at all; you do not have to browse underground websites."
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Ransomware
Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
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Microsoft
ESET reveals APT groups exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities
A number of advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the latest Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, according to new ESET research.
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Malware
Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged during 2020, and their severity should not be underestimated.