Apple chip supplier blames WannaCryptor variant for plant shutdowns

The malware outbreak has even prompted concerns of delays in the shipments of the next wave of iPhones. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reverted to normal operations after a “mutation” of the WannaCryptor (aka WannaCry) malware forced the closure of several of its fabrications plants over the weekend, according to a BBC report. The company … More Apple chip supplier blames WannaCryptor variant for plant shutdowns

Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

The city has spent $5 million to restore files, rebuild impacted systems, and harden its cyber-defenses. The ransomware attack that compromised much of the computer infrastructure of Atlanta’s municipal government in March 2018, has resulted in the loss of years’ worth of footage collected by dashboard-mounted cameras in the city’s police cars, according to WSB-TV channel. … More Atlanta’s ransomware attack: Police dashcam video archives lost forever

12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

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?

Irish businesses targeted with trojan-carrying fake invoice emails

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

Ransomware runs rampant in 2017, Verizon report finds

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

PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay

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

The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends

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