Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Why are SMBs a target for ransomware-wielding gangs and what can they do to protect themselves against cyber-extortion? According to the World Bank, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) play a huge role in most economies, accounting for 90% of businesses worldwide and representing over 50% of employment. These are businesses that range from family-owned restaurants, through … More Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Positioning your cybersecurity investment for a remote workforce: Tier 3 – Tailor-fit protection for specific business use cases

With a managed network in place in tier two, a lot has been done to secure your endpoints from attack. However, some businesses will need to assess whether the protection that has been achieved thus far is adequate to safeguard business data that has critical value, or is highly sensitive or highly regulated. In the third … More Positioning your cybersecurity investment for a remote workforce: Tier 3 – Tailor-fit protection for specific business use cases

Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack

Telecom Argentina says it has contained the attack and regained access to its systems without paying up. Telecom Argentina, one of the country’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), has suffered a major ransomware attack, according to a local report. The cybercriminals behind the attack demanded US$7.5 million in Monero cryptocurrency to unlock the encrypted files, but … More Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack

Mobile security threats amid COVID‑19 and beyond: A Q&A with Lukas Stefanko

ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko gives us a peek behind the scenes of his analysis of CryCryptor ransomware and puts the threat into a broader context. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we work and, in many cases, also the way we interact with our loved ones. While a number of governments contemplate using contact … More Mobile security threats amid COVID‑19 and beyond: A Q&A with Lukas Stefanko