Should you really be clicking on those links you just received in your email? Despite all the headlines about zero-day threats and state-sponsored attacks, the rather less dramatic truth is that the majority of security incidents start with a user simply clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment – threats that we’ve … More Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links in fight against phishing threats
Update, Aug 7 – 17.30 CEST: We updated the article to address concerns from vendors that considered it was targeted rather than being about the free eco-system, as was intended. We are all familiar with the concept ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’. There is always an agenda that involves us giving … More What’s the cost of a free lunch?
Journalist Kevin Townsend asked my opinion on a report from de Montfort University (in Leicester, in the UK) offering analysis of what the report calls ‘splash pages’ of various examples of ransomware, and claiming to show that ‘whilst there was a wide variation in the construction of ransomware splash screens, there was a good degree of commonality, … More Social engineering and ransomware
It seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making. Back in November 2016, over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom broadband customers found themselves unable to access the internet, after their routers were hijacked by a malicious hacker attempting to recruit routers into a destructive botnet. Vulnerable Zyxel and Speedport routers … More Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline
Lloyd’s of London has reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster. According to the Guardian, average losses from a crippling cyberattack are estimated to be around $53 billion. However, insurers are unable to give a specific estimate, due to the complexity of cyberattacks and the lack of historical data available. … More A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion
Three years after Microsoft said it was ending support for Windows XP, it announced on May 12th 2017 that it was issuing a security update for the operating system, as well as Windows 8.0 and Windows Server 2003, both of which are in custom support only. That’s two months after the same patch was released for supported versions of Windows. The … More Patching: Your questions answered
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!