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

ESET Releases Update of Decryption Tool for Victims of the Crysis Family Ransomware

Today, ESET has released an updated version of its free decryptor for ransomware victims. Anyone whose data or devices have been hit by the Crysis family, (detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.Crysis) – now adding  the .dharma extension, can now get their files back for free. The tool has been updated with master decryption keys recently … More ESET Releases Update of Decryption Tool for Victims of the Crysis Family Ransomware

Talking Android ransomware extorts victims

Imagine a situation where your Android mobile phone or tablet unexpectedly starts talking to you. A super cool new feature, right? Sure, but only until you realize that the female voice that has just “congratulated” you is actually delivering a message on behalf of lockscreen ransomware. And, if you speak Chinese, you’ve worked out that … More Talking Android ransomware extorts victims

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

KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET researchers have discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk malware that was used in Ukraine in attacks against the country’s critical infrastructure in late 2015 and against a number of targets within its financial sector in December 2016. This new variant renders Linux machines unbootable, after encrypting files and requesting a large ransom. But … More KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt