Why you should view torrents as a threat

Despite their popularity among users, torrents are very risky “business”. Apart from the obvious legal trouble you could face for violating the copyright of musicians, filmmakers or software developers, there are security issues linked to downloading them that could put you or your computer in the crosshairs of the black hats. Merely downloading the newest version … More Why you should view torrents as a threat

Social engineering and ransomware

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

A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

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

ESET protects against Petya and WannaCry ransomware!

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!

Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya

The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, once again highlights the reality that outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread. The damage caused by this attack has raised a number of questions, which we’ll answer for you here. What are the characteristics of this threat? Encryption: The ransomware only encrypts files with a … More Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya