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
ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users to watch out for an email that pretends to come from Vodafone, but carries the Nemucod trojan. ESET Ireland has come across another widely targeted malicious email. This one pretends to be a bill from Vodafone: Clicking on the “Click here to view your bill” link downloads a … More Fake Vodafone bill spreads trojan malware
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
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
Three years after Microsoft said it was ending support for Windows XP, it announced on May 12th 2017 that it was issuing a security update for the operating system, as well as Windows 8.0 and Windows Server 2003, both of which are in custom support only. That’s two months after the same patch was released for supported versions of Windows. The … More Patching: Your questions answered
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!
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