The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives

What does the WannaCry attack mean from the point of view of the organizations’ overall risk? In principle, ransomware is far from new. However, this attack has shown that the scale of a ransomware attack can be really massive. Using new attack vectors, the crooks behind the attack managed to deliver the malicious payload to … More The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives

Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

Cybercrime has quickly become a major problem for businesses, governments and citizens all over the globe. While awareness of this multifaceted threat is increasing, we’re still making the same blunder when it comes to cybersecurity, as a recent study by the Pew Research Center alluded to. Here are a few security mistakes to be aware … More Ignoring software updates? You’re making one of five basic security mistakes

ESET releases an EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and a Crysis Variant Ransomware Decryptor

Both tools are available free on ESET webpage. ESET® has announced the release of two useful tools combating recent ransomware outbreaks, including WannaCry (WannaCryptor) and a variant of the infamous Crysis ransomware, which adds .wallet and .onion extensions to affected files. The first tool – EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker, inspects whether Windows is patched against the … More ESET releases an EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and a Crysis Variant Ransomware Decryptor

Are you protected against WannaCryptor and other forms of ransomware?

You don’t need to have a degree in computer science to understand the impact of a globally spread cyberattack. Wreaking havoc in organizations in more than 150 countries, the aptly named WannaCryptor, popularly referred to as WannaCry, ransomware has spread like wildfire over the past week – but this threat can impact you, too, both … More Are you protected against WannaCryptor and other forms of ransomware?

WannaCryptor: Are governments and financial regulators to blame?

On Friday 12th May the world paused and drew breath as cybercriminals launched WannaCryptor (popularly known as WannaCry), a ransomware attack that dominated news and conversations around the globe. Companies shut down technology that they rely on to trade, to treat patients and to communicate with customers. The results for many of the affected companies … More WannaCryptor: Are governments and financial regulators to blame?

What you need to know about WannaCry

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” (detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D) began to spread across the globe at an unprecedented scale and speed, misusing the leaked US National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue. The most dangerous of all is not the WannaCryptor ransomware itself, but the EternalBlue exploit, … More What you need to know about WannaCry

Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware

As mentioned in a previous blog post, ESET detects and blocks the WannaCryptor.D threat and its variants. ESET currently detects ransomware behavior as FileCoder, and all ESET products provide multiple layers of technologies to protect computers from this infection. Take these steps now We strongly recommend using the following best practices for enhanced security. 1.    Keep … More Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware