New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Outdated computer systems, underinvestment in cybersecurity, and a shortage of cybersecurity awareness and skills impact the organization’s cyber-resilience and conspire to put it in the firing line of cyberattacks. Two years after being badly hobbled by the WannaCryptor outbreak, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) still has a lot of work to do to avoid … More NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal

What you need to know about the critical security hole that could enable the next WannaCryptor. Remember the panic that hit organizations around the world on May 12th, 2017 when machine after machine displayed the WannaCryptor ransom screen? Well, we might have a similar incident on our hands in the coming days, weeks or months … More Patch now! Why the BlueKeep vulnerability is a big deal

NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Attack attempts involving the USA’s National Security Agency’s exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily. It has been two years since EternalBlue opened the door to one of the nastiest ransomware outbreaks in history, known as WannaCryptor (or WannaCry). Since the now-infamous malware incident, attempts to use the exploit have only been growing in prevalence. Currently … More NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Where are we now? The state of play two years on from the 2017 WannaCry attacks

Two years ago on the 12th of May 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware attack struck IT systems in 150 countries around the world. Affecting around 200,000 computers across a diverse range of sectors, from Spain’s telecoms sector to commercial websites and schools, the malware encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom, causing unprecedented havoc. While … More Where are we now? The state of play two years on from the 2017 WannaCry attacks

WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges

Marcus Hutchins, who is best known for his inadvertent role in blunting the WannaCryptor outbreak two years ago, may now face a stretch behind bars. British malware analyst Marcus Hutchins, who was propelled to cyber-stardom after he helped neutralize the outbreak of the WannaCryptor aka WannaCry ransomworm in May 2017, has pleaded guilty to two charges related … More WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges