WannaCry: The Aftermath

Malware targets out-of-date software causing a global outcry and the emails issued to support customers who may have been targeted look suspiciously like phishing emails. Recently WannaCry ransomware targeted computers running Microsoft Windows operating system, by encrypting data and demanding a ransom payment. The digital attack spread across systems that had not updated with recent … More WannaCry: The Aftermath

ESET Threat Intelligence service launched for Enterprise Customers to help prevent attacks such as WannaCryptor

ESET Threat Intelligence, a service that predicts and proactively notifies enterprise customers about real-time threats such as WannaCryptor ransomware or the EternalBlue exploit, has been made globally available to ESET customers today. ESET Threat Intelligence is built on a unique blend of ESET’s core disciplinary knowledge, advanced heuristics and technologies such as machine learning.  The service … More ESET Threat Intelligence service launched for Enterprise Customers to help prevent attacks such as WannaCryptor

XData ransomware making rounds amid global WannaCryptor scare

A week after the global outbreak of WannaCryptor, also known as WannaCry, another ransomware has been making rounds. Detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.AESNI.C, and also known as XData ransomware, the threat has been most prevalent in Ukraine, with 96% of the total detections between May 17th and May 22th, and peaking on Friday, May 19th. … More XData ransomware making rounds amid global WannaCryptor scare

The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives

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 releases an EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and a Crysis Variant Ransomware Decryptor

Both tools are available free on ESET webpage. ESET® has announced the release of two useful tools combating recent ransomware outbreaks, including WannaCry (WannaCryptor) and a variant of the infamous Crysis ransomware, which adds .wallet and .onion extensions to affected files. The first tool – EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker, inspects whether Windows is patched against the … More ESET releases an EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and a Crysis Variant Ransomware Decryptor

Are you protected against WannaCryptor and other forms of ransomware?

You don’t need to have a degree in computer science to understand the impact of a globally spread cyberattack. Wreaking havoc in organizations in more than 150 countries, the aptly named WannaCryptor, popularly referred to as WannaCry, ransomware has spread like wildfire over the past week – but this threat can impact you, too, both … More Are you protected against WannaCryptor and other forms of ransomware?

WannaCryptor: Are governments and financial regulators to blame?

On Friday 12th May the world paused and drew breath as cybercriminals launched WannaCryptor (popularly known as WannaCry), a ransomware attack that dominated news and conversations around the globe. Companies shut down technology that they rely on to trade, to treat patients and to communicate with customers. The results for many of the affected companies … More WannaCryptor: Are governments and financial regulators to blame?