Trends 2018: The ransomware revolution

This is actually where I came in, nearly 30 years ago. The first malware outbreak for which I provided consultancy was Dr. Popp’s extraordinary AIDS Trojan, which rendered a victim’s data inaccessible until a ‘software lease renewal’ payment was made. And for a long time afterwards, there was not much else that could be called ransomware, unless … More Trends 2018: The ransomware revolution

Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Fresh from peering into our crystal ball and outlining some of the trends that we expect to dominate the cyber-landscape in the coming year, we will now offer a snapshot of 2017. In a way, this year may be seen as a ‘year of wake-up calls’. Alarm bells barely stopped ringing as we kept waking up to … More Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

A new ransomware outbreak today and has hit some major infrastructure in Ukraine including Kiev metro. Here are some of the details about this new variant. Drive-by download via watering hole on popular sites One of the distribution method of Bad Rabbit is via drive-by download. Some popular websites are compromised and have JavaScript injected in … More Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

ESET protects against Petya and WannaCry ransomware!

ESET Stops WannaCryptor, WannaCry and EternalBlue! Use our free tool to make sure Windows vulnerabilities are patched. What is Petya ransomware? On June 27, 2017, a ransomware attack known as Petya(detected by ESET as Win32/Diskcoder.C Trojan) began spreading rapidly around the globe. The Petya malware attacks a computer’s MBR (master boot record), a key part of the … More ESET protects against Petya and WannaCry ransomware!

Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya

The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, once again highlights the reality that outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread. The damage caused by this attack has raised a number of questions, which we’ll answer for you here. What are the characteristics of this threat? Encryption: The ransomware only encrypts files with a … More Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya

Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

On the 27th of June 2017, a new cyberattack hit many computer systems in Ukraine, as well as in other countries. That attack was spearheaded by the malware ESET products detect as Diskcoder.C(aka ExPetr, PetrWrap, Petya, or NotPetya). This malware masquerades as typical ransomware: it encrypts the data on the computer and demands $300 bitcoins for recovery. In fact, … More Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

TeleBots are back: Supply-chain attacks against Ukraine

The latest Petya-like outbreak has gathered a lot of attention from the media. However, it should be noted that this was not an isolated incident: this is the latest in a series of similar attacks in Ukraine. This blogpost reveals many details about the Diskcoder.C (aka ExPetr, PetrWrap, Petya, or NotPetya) outbreak and related information about previously … More TeleBots are back: Supply-chain attacks against Ukraine