New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

Crypto-ransomware has been very popular lately amongst cybercriminals. While most of it targets the Windows desktop, we’ve also seen machines running Linux or macOS being compromised by ransomware in 2016 with, for example, KillDisk affecting Linux and KeRanger attacking OS X. Early last week, we have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, … More New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

Trends in Android ransomware

2016 brought some interesting developments to the Android ransomware scene, seeing ransomware emerge as one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues on the mobile platform. Authors of lock-screen ransomware, as well as file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, used copycat techniques proven effective in desktop malware, as well as develop their own sophisticated methods specifically designed for Android users. … More Trends in Android ransomware

8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

At eight years old, Android is hugely popular. Both with users and attackers Happy Birthday Android! It has been eight years since the Android project was officially released and introduced to the public – on September 23rd 2008 to be exact. In that short time, Google’s platform has rocked the mobile universe. As the latest … More 8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics

In December 2014, ESET released a white paper about TorrentLocker, a crypto-ransomware family spreading, via spam, email messages that impersonated local postal service, energy or telecom companies. The paper described its distribution scheme, its core functionalities, its network protocol and exposed some similarities with the Hesperbot banking trojan. During the last few months, we decided to … More TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics