ESET researchers are warning about Facebook hoax scams that spread fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials. For example, Facebook users in the Czech Republic were targeted with a fake news report on a “deadly attack in Prague”. Soon after the Facebook scam was publicly disclosed in Czech mainstream media, the crooks turned their attention to the Slovakia (in Slovak) and duplicated their tricks to find new victims. “From what we have learne
With the rising tides of ransomware eating up much of the newsfeeds, we are also being reintroduced to an accompanying friend of malware: exploits. While they are different, the two can seemingly go hand in hand depending on the threat you may have just incurred or behaviors you may be seeing on your system. An exploited machine may not be infected, but it can be leveraged to affect or infect every machine in your environment if the vulnerabilities in the network are not prop
The festive season is now in full swing. The tree is up, the decorations are done and some of the presents are even ready to be wrapped. Perhaps you’ve already bought whiskey and carrots for Santa and his reindeers. Not a bad effort, we’re sure you’ll agree. For others, the story is the exact opposite: no presents, no decorations, no yuletide joy. Bah humbug! Whether you’re prepared for Christmas or not, there’s something everyone should be aware of – the importance of cybers
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest concerns parents have about the internet is the kind of websites their children are browsing and the content they may be viewing. In fact, according to an ESET survey, nine out of 10 parents are worried about what their kids can access. While we might expect all parents to be worried, it’s still a pretty high percentage, which seems fitting in view of the risks that children may face on the internet in the absence of suitable precautions. Natur
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The regular occurrence of data breaches is pushing organizations to think more seriously about updating their risk management policies. With that in mind, we look at the top ten things you need to know about cyber insurance, which is fast becoming a business necessity. Cyber insurance is a term that has been bandied around the information security sector in the last 18-24 months but during this time is has divided opinion. Some have described it as a necessity, an essential l