What does the WannaCry attack mean from the point of view of the organizations’ overall risk? In principle, ransomware is far from new. However, this attack has shown that the scale of a ransomware attack can be really massive. Using new attack vectors, the crooks behind the attack managed to deliver the malicious payload to … More The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives
ESET is aware of several ransomware outbreaks that stem from malicious emails that can be used to introduce threats to your system. ESET identifies these threats as Wannacryptor.d and Filecoder.NLI (Jaff), and ESET detects and blocks these threats and their variants. Click here for a list of best practices to stop these threats. ESET products can … More Do not open suspicious emails, large numbers of threats being distributed by “Jaff / WannaCryptor” ransomware
Last week Eugene Kaspersky posted a blog about his company’s – and more importantly the entire industry’s – struggle to ensure consumers have a simple and unhindered method to choose a security product. As someone who’s been very close to the issues highlighted in Eugene’s blog I agree in principle with the majority of the … More Anti-trust, EU complaints and the anti-malware industry
New consent rules, broadened European privacy rights, fines going up to millions of euros, as well as stricter procedures and public disclosure in cases of a data breach – these are just some of the changes that will come into force as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Despite the … More IDC: 1 in 4 companies have no clue GDPR is coming their way
If surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy are things you think about a lot, you should find The Circle, a new movie based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel of the same name, interesting viewing. This is one of two recent films that reflect how central these issues have become to modern life and popular culture (the other is … More Surveillance, cybersecurity, and the future of privacy in The Circle
There is a scam that has dwelt amongst us for many years and 2016 marked the second decade of its spread via email. Millions upon millions of online users have encountered it, but despite many being able to recognize it, the reality is that there are still people who are deceived by it. For some … More Security education and social responsibility
We know that cybercriminals are almost always seeking financial gain, but it seems that this is not usually what young cybercriminals have in mind when they take their first steps over to the “dark side”. For example, an interesting report by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) found that many are not necessarily motivated by financial reward. … More What motivates some young people to become cybercriminals?