Time does fly! It feels like only yesterday that a new strain of hitherto little-known malware achieved celebrity status among global ransomware campaigns. It’s already been a year, almost to the day, since the WannaCryptor ransomware cryptoworm – also known as WannaCry and detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D – ran rampant. What made WannaCryptor’s impact so severe, … More 12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?
ESET Ireland has seen an increase in emails with infected attachments, claiming to be invoices, tricking unwary businesses to click on them and infect themselves. Businesses in Ireland should be on the lookout for brief emails with attachments. ESET Ireland has seen many in the past few weeks, with a subject like “Invoice #39601” or … More Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails
Social engineering attacks that involve pretexting nearly tripled on an annual basis while phishing simulations show that curiosity gets the better of 4% of people. Ransomware takes the cake as the most prevalent type of malicious software in Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The US-based telecommunications company analyzed input from 67 organizations and examined more … More Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds
An unusual ransomware, associated with computer game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, has been uncovered by researchers, dubbed MSIL/Filecoder.HD by ESET. Researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware that holds the victim’s files hostage. This one, however, comes with a rather peculiar demand in return for recovering the files, according to a Bleeping Computer report citing research by MalwareHunterTeam. When … More PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay
Implementing the five actions described in this article can help reduce your organization’s cyber risk and bolster its security defenses Securing the information systems that keep your organization running is an ongoing endeavor that needs to evolve over time in response to trends in the threat landscape. As our IT systems grow in scale and … More The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends
The notorious ransomware prompted fears that aircraft production could be impacted WannaCryptor, also known as WannaCry, is said to have reared its ugly head again, striking a Boeing production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reports. Unlike in May 2017, however, the new attack doesn’t appear to have inflicted any significant … More WannaCryptor said to reappear, hitting Boeing’s computers
City officials confirm that Atlanta is dealing with a cyberattack that has locked down internal systems and is holding them hostage using ransomware The City of Atlanta’s computer network has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has encrypted some of the city’s data, mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced at a press briefing on Thursday. While the … More City of Atlanta computers held hostage in ransomware attack