Time does fly! It feels like only yesterday that a new strain of hitherto little-known malware achieved celebrity status among global ransomware campaigns. It’s already been a year, almost to the day, since the WannaCryptor ransomware cryptoworm – also known as WannaCry and detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D – ran rampant. What made WannaCryptor’s impact so severe, … More 12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?
When it comes to storing a company’s confidential information and/or backing it up, various questions tend to come up with regards to the location where this storage will take place. Some companies choose to manage everything for themselves, providing remote access so their employees can look it up whenever they need it. Others, however, have … More Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?
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
Technology has changed the way we live, our relationships with others, and even how we take care of ourselves. These days, everyone – from the most inexperienced to the most advanced user – takes measures to protect themselves from cybercriminals seeking to compromise or steal information. In this article, we discuss how you can fend … More 10 ways to ruin a cybercriminal’s day
Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … More Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
If you’re a victim of ransomware, cybercriminals will encrypt your data and documents and demand a fee for them to unlock it. Once your data is locked, you face a tough choice: whether or not to pay. If you pay, will you really get your data back anyway? Here, we look at some tips on … More Ransomware: Should you pay up?
Ransomware can be extremely scary – the encrypted files can essentially be considered damaged and beyond repair. But if you have properly prepared your system, it is really nothing more than a nuisance. The single most important thing you can do to prepare for emergencies, including being affected by ransomware, is to have regularly updated … More Backups: The best way to fight possible ransomware infections