Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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This week, ESET researchers released their findings on Winnti Group’s MSSQL backdoor and showed how they’d tracked down the operator of an adware campaign that victimized millions of Android users.

ESET researchers uncover a previously undocumented backdoor that targets Microsoft SQL servers and allows attackers to maintain a very discreet foothold inside compromised organizations. Also this week, ESET researchers published their findings about a year-long adware campaign that victimized millions of Android users. And, as cities seek to become smart cities, we ponder the risks of failing to consider the security of smart technologies.