Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stantinko: A massive adware campaign operating covertly since 2012

Overview Since the beginning of 2017, ESET researchers have been conducting an investigation into a complex threat mainly targeting Russia and Ukraine. Standing out because of its prevalence and its sophistication, Stantinko turned out to be quite a puzzle to solve. Slowly putting the pieces together, the global picture began to take shape, exposing a [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

Lloyd’s of London has reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster. According to the Guardian, average losses from a crippling cyberattack are estimated to be around $53 billion. However, insurers are unable to give a specific estimate, due to the complexity of cyberattacks and the lack of historical data available. [...]

By |2017-07-18T16:30:49+00:00July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Windows Phone users are now a serious security risk to their employers

Windows Phone is dead. On July 11, Microsoft ended support for the Windows Phone 8.1, effectively killing off the Windows Phone brand. The Windows 10 Phone is still around, but the company hasn't gone out of its way to add new features. Being that the phone is no longer supported, it loses out on key services [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Service Food Kiosk Vendor Avanti Hacked

Avanti Markets, a company whose self-service payment kiosks sit beside shelves of snacks and drinks in thousands of corporate breakrooms across America, has suffered of breach of its internal networks in which hackers were able to push malicious software out to those payment devices, the company has acknowledged. The breach may have jeopardized customer credit card [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

On the 27th of June 2017, a new cyberattack hit many computer systems in Ukraine, as well as in other countries. That attack was spearheaded by the malware ESET products detect as Diskcoder.C(aka ExPetr, PetrWrap, Petya, or NotPetya). This malware masquerades as typical ransomware: it encrypts the data on the computer and demands $300 bitcoins for recovery. In fact, [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses

Whenever a business considers the security measures it can implement, three options always crop up: antivirus on endpoints and servers to detect and eliminate as many threats as possible;  backups to ensure that any data lost in an incident such as a ransomware attack can be recovered; and device encryption to prevent confidential data from being obtained by attackers. However, [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments