Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

As of February 13th, 2017, Gmail has started deploying their new restrictive policy on .js file attachments, extending their list of file types blocked for security reasons. After the full release, Gmail users won’t be able to send or receive mail containing .js attachments, even if they’re in a compressed and archived form. Seeing that … More Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

Another wave of malware hits Europe, mainly downloading ‘Locky’ ransomware, Ireland affected

ESET finds Ireland among the top countries affected by new Danger.Script malware. ESET LiveGrid® telemetry shows a spike in detections of the JS/Danger.ScriptAttachment malware in several European countries. The most notable detection ratios are seen in Luxembourg (67%), Czech Republic (60%), Austria (57%), Netherlands (54%) and the United Kingdom (51%), but Ireland follows closely with … More Another wave of malware hits Europe, mainly downloading ‘Locky’ ransomware, Ireland affected

Analysis of the Locky infection process

In recent months, there has been a significant increase in the number of networks and users affected by ransomware known as Locky, which is used to encrypt a victim’s files and then demand a ransom to be paid in bitcoins. But, how does this threat manage to infiltrate computer systems and hijack data? From the ESET Research Lab in … More Analysis of the Locky infection process

The security review: What you need to know about Locky

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes the Locky threat, the nuisance of Robocalls, another celeb-related iCloud breach and a warning from the FBI that cars are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day ESET’s Josep Albors and Raphael Labaca Castro revealed that weeks after … More The security review: What you need to know about Locky