New Pirates of the Caribbean film ‘stolen by cybercriminals’

Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen Walt Disney’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film, and are threatening to release it online if their ransom demands are not met. CEO Bob Iger reportedly broke the news to ABC employees, adding that chunks of the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will be put … More New Pirates of the Caribbean film ‘stolen by cybercriminals’

WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017. In fact, you could go as far as to suggest one of the biggest in years. Since news first broke on Friday, broadcasters, journalists, bloggers, commentators, experts and security vendors, to name but a few, have reported on, discussed and analysed this global threat with … More WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

On Friday, 12th of May, the world was rocked by the biggest ransomware attack in history. It started with Spain’s telecom sector, then news started coming in about British Health Service being targeted and attacks on FedEx, several Russian banks and ministries as well as many other targets in about a hundred countries across the … More ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

Over the years, we have witnessed how cybercriminals have developed and implemented sophisticated new techniques to outwit users. That being said, one thing has not changed and remains a constant challenge: ensuring perseverance and avoiding detection both by security solutions and the human eye. In recent months, we have started to receive various reports about suspicious and … More Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

That escalated quickly! For those of you who did not read any news on Friday (or had your heads in the sand), you need to know that a massive tidal wave of malware just struck Planet Earth, creating gigantic waves in the information security sphere and even bigger waves for the victims. The culprit? A piece of ransomware, … More Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

Do not open suspicious emails, large numbers of threats being distributed by “Jaff / WannaCryptor” ransomware

ESET is aware of several ransomware outbreaks that stem from malicious emails that can be used to introduce threats to your system. ESET identifies these threats as Wannacryptor.d and Filecoder.NLI (Jaff), and ESET detects and blocks these threats and their variants. Click here for a list of best practices to stop these threats. ESET products can … More Do not open suspicious emails, large numbers of threats being distributed by “Jaff / WannaCryptor” ransomware

Anti-trust, EU complaints and the anti-malware industry

Last week Eugene Kaspersky posted a blog about his company’s – and more importantly the entire industry’s – struggle to ensure consumers have a simple and unhindered method to choose a security product. As someone who’s been very close to the issues highlighted in Eugene’s blog I agree in principle with the majority of the … More Anti-trust, EU complaints and the anti-malware industry