A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security. Threat cumulativity is a term I began to use in 2018 to refer to the tendency of new technologies to spawn new threats that add to old threats without displacing them. In this article I give … More What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?
Prevention is the best option but people continue to search for the easiest way out. When you work in IT and you’re at a dinner party and somebody asks, ‘What do you do?’ you can usually see the blood run from their face as they’re like, “Oh my God, why me? My one night out this … More The cyber insurance question
Ransomware remains a serious threat and this new white paper explains what enterprises need to know, and do, to reduce risk. Throughout 2018 criminals have continued to target large organizations with ransomware. Today we introduce a new white paper that explains why ransomware is still a serious threat to your organization – regardless of size … More Ransomware and the enterprise: A new white paper
ESET has published a new decryption tool for Syrian victims of the GandCrab ransomware. The developers of this infamous malware family released the keys on an underground forum following a tweet from a Syrian victim who had lost pictures of his deceased children to the encrypting malicious code. They want 600 dollars to give me back … More ESET releases new decryptor for Syrian victims of GandCrab ransomware
ESET’s analysis of a recent backdoor used by TeleBots – the group behind the massive NotPetya ransomware outbreak – uncovers strong code similarities to the Industroyer main backdoor, revealing a rumored connection that was not previously proven. Among the most significant malware-induced cybersecurity incidents in recent years were the attacks against the Ukrainian power grid – which … More New TeleBots backdoor: First evidence linking Industroyer to NotPetya
The screens in “key locations” are back up and running again, while the airport paid no ransom to return its systems to working order. Bristol Airport in South West England has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack that prompted the airport to take flight information screens offline in an effort to keep the attack … More Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack
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