ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has undertaken research into the infamous Delphi-written banking trojans known to target Latin America. After studying the malware distribution chains and internal banking trojan behavior, the ESET research team has identified more than ten new malware families, including the new Amavaldo malware family. Banking trojans specifically targeting Latin America share a set of common characteristics. They are written in the Delphi programming
DNS servers are essential to the normal functioning of the internet as we know and love it, but they tend to go unnoticed by most users. At least, that is, until some sort of attack or incident occurs that stops them from working normally, which results in the services we use every day starting to fail (something that happened recently when the Mirai botnet attacked a company called DynDNS). One thing for sure is that there is more than one type of attack that can affect thes
ESET Smart Security 9 is the only security solution with 100 percent protection, say the results of the first Home Anti-Malware Protection test by SE Labs. In their first Home Anti-Malware Protection test, SE Labs tested eight leading consumer security solutions for three main criteria: protection accuracy, legitimate accuracy and total accuracy. In all categories ESET Smart Security 9 achieved the highest possible score of 100 percent.
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Ransomware is a growing problem for users of mobile devices. Lock-screen types and file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. ESET has prepared a topical white paper on the growth of this insidious Android malware. Like other types of Android malware – SMS trojans, for example – ransomware threats have been evolving over the past few years and malware writers
Malicious software targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems has always been a threat. The volume of credit card account information makes POS systems a much more productive target than personal desktop machines. Researchers have tracked these pieces of malware and noted their increasing sophistication as one piece of POS malware begat another. Now, analysis by researchers and the sheer number of compromised businesses make it clear that the POS malware industry has nearly caught
One of the most common ways of spreading Android malware – including malware found on the official Google Play Store – is by masquerading as a legitimate popular application. The last such example that we discussed on WeLiveSecurity was a fake Dubsmash app andAndroid/TrojanDropper.Mapin compromising tens of thousands of users’ devices. In order to help make Google Play a safer place for Android users, ESET continues to monitor the official Android app market for malicious or