Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Share ESET researchers release new findings about malware linked to the Ke3chang APT group, including details about Okrum, a previously unreported backdoor ESET researchers release new findings about malware linked to the elusive Ke3chang APT group, including details about a previously unreported backdoor that they named Okrum. There are still over 800,000 internet-facing systems that […]

With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android […]

Okrum: Ke3chang group targets diplomatic missions

Tracking the malicious activities of the elusive Ke3chang APT group, ESET researchers have discovered new versions of malware families linked to the group, and a previously unreported backdoor In this blogpost, we will sum up the findings published in full in our white paper “Okrum and Ketrican: An overview of recent Ke3chang group activity“. The […]

BlueKeep patching isn’t progressing fast enough

Keeping up with BlueKeep; or how many internet-facing systems, and in which countries and industries, remain ripe for exploitation? As of early July, more than 805,000 internet-facing systems remained susceptible to the BlueKeep security vulnerability, the news of which spooked the internet two months ago and prompted a flurry of alerts urging users and organizations […]