NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Outdated computer systems, underinvestment in cybersecurity, and a shortage of cybersecurity awareness and skills impact the organization’s cyber-resilience and conspire to put it in the firing line of cyberattacks. Two years after being badly hobbled by the WannaCryptor outbreak, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) still has a lot of work to do to avoid … More NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Irish, US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines

“Thousands of websites, including ones run by Irish, US and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies,” the Irish Times reported. According to them, the Health Service Executive, the Oireachtas, Safefood and some county councils were among the affected. The US courts’ … More Irish, US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines

WannaCry: The Aftermath

Malware targets out-of-date software causing a global outcry and the emails issued to support customers who may have been targeted look suspiciously like phishing emails. Recently WannaCry ransomware targeted computers running Microsoft Windows operating system, by encrypting data and demanding a ransom payment. The digital attack spread across systems that had not updated with recent … More WannaCry: The Aftermath

WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017. In fact, you could go as far as to suggest one of the biggest in years. Since news first broke on Friday, broadcasters, journalists, bloggers, commentators, experts and security vendors, to name but a few, have reported on, discussed and analysed this global threat with … More WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

On Friday, 12th of May, the world was rocked by the biggest ransomware attack in history. It started with Spain’s telecom sector, then news started coming in about British Health Service being targeted and attacks on FedEx, several Russian banks and ministries as well as many other targets in about a hundred countries across the … More ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

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