Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

A new ransomware outbreak today and has hit some major infrastructure in Ukraine including Kiev metro. Here are some of the details about this new variant. Drive-by download via watering hole on popular sites One of the distribution method of Bad Rabbit is via drive-by download. Some popular websites are compromised and have JavaScript injected in … More Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

Dangerous ransomware arriving as fraudulent Eir bill email

ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users against opening an attachment to a faked Eir email, as it contains dangerous ransomware, which will lock your files and demand payment to unlock them. ESET Ireland has come across another dangerous spam email. This one pretends to come from Eir and says:   Clicking the link will … More Dangerous ransomware arriving as fraudulent Eir bill email

DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

Cybercriminals have developed an innovative ransomware that is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan to misuse Android accessibility services. Discovered by ESET malware researcher, Lukáš Štefanko, DoubleLocker, has two powerful tools for extorting money from its victims, and includes a combination that has not been seen previously in the Android ecosystem. WeLiveSecurity sat down … More DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

ESET researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware misusing Android accessibility services. On top of encrypting data, it also locks the device. Detected by ESET products as Android/DoubleLocker.A, the ransomware is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan, known for misusing accessibility services of the Android operating system. However, DoubleLocker doesn’t have the functions related … More DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

Global Cyber Security Month 2017

This October marks the 5th year of European Cyber Security Month and the general message of Global Cyber Security Month is one of a shared responsibility — STOP.THINK.CONNECT. The concept of a cybersecurity month has now become a GLOBAL event as companies around the world have joined forces to create the European Cyber Security Month and North American Cyber Security … More Global Cyber Security Month 2017

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