BREAKING: Fresh reports of worldwide Petya ransomware attacks

ESET Ireland wrote about Petya ransomware last year, but reports are coming in, that a new variant massive infestation is currently underway. ESET LiveGrid technology detects the Petya malware as Win32/Diskcoder.C. Government computers, banks and airports in Ukraine are reported to have been hit by Petya.A ransomware. Also confirming a security incident is Ukrenergo, a Ukrainian state power distributor, Reuters has noted. … More BREAKING: Fresh reports of worldwide Petya ransomware attacks

Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Hands up. I admit it. I’m not really of the Snapchat generation. Somehow or another I manage to make my way through daily life without feeling the need to chat with online friends through the incredibly popular (apart from in my house) smartphone app. Frankly, I’m worried – rightly or wrongly – that there might … More Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Millennials, the name given to the demographic cohort born, roughly speaking, between 1980 and 2000, are members of what is now the largest living generation. As they mature into 20 and 30-something professionals, they are taking over the helm from their parents across all sectors. But with a predicted shortage of 1.8 million workers within … More Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

The strange behavior of a simple Windows application caught our attention and sparked ESET’s analysis of previously undocumented malware. A contact at the Norwegian HealthCERT —  following a question about this from the regional healthcare provider Sykehuspartner — reached out to us asking about DNS queries to domains with the format [0-9a-f]{60}.smoke. There is no .smoketop level domain, … More Birthday Reminder looks benign but the devil’s in the details: Hooks DNS, serves dodgy ads

Industroyer: ICS were developed decades ago with no security in mind

On December 17th, 2016, the Ukrainian capital Kiev was hit by a blackout for about 75 minutes. Local investigators later confirmed that the energy outage was caused by a cyberattack. Shortly thereafter, ESET researchers analyzed a sophisticated new malware, which is the main suspect in this case. They have named it Industroyer – the biggest threat to Industrial Control … More Industroyer: ICS were developed decades ago with no security in mind

Web-hosting firm agrees to pay over $1 million to ransomware extortionists

Nayana, a South Korean web hosting firm, was hit hard by a ransomware attack earlier this month which hit over 153 of its Linux servers, and impacting over 3,400 websites the company hosts for its business customers. Nayana’s systems are thought to have been hit by a Linux variant of the Erebus ransomware, designed to … More Web-hosting firm agrees to pay over $1 million to ransomware extortionists