What you need to know about WannaCry

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” (detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D) began to spread across the globe at an unprecedented scale and speed, misusing the leaked US National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue. The most dangerous of all is not the WannaCryptor ransomware itself, but the EternalBlue exploit, … More What you need to know about WannaCry

Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware

As mentioned in a previous blog post, ESET detects and blocks the WannaCryptor.D threat and its variants. ESET currently detects ransomware behavior as FileCoder, and all ESET products provide multiple layers of technologies to protect computers from this infection. Take these steps now We strongly recommend using the following best practices for enhanced security. 1.    Keep … More Best practices to protect against the WannaCry ransomware

WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017. In fact, you could go as far as to suggest one of the biggest in years. Since news first broke on Friday, broadcasters, journalists, bloggers, commentators, experts and security vendors, to name but a few, have reported on, discussed and analysed this global threat with … More WannaCryptor aka WannaCry: Key questions answered

ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

On Friday, 12th of May, the world was rocked by the biggest ransomware attack in history. It started with Spain’s telecom sector, then news started coming in about British Health Service being targeted and attacks on FedEx, several Russian banks and ministries as well as many other targets in about a hundred countries across the … More ESET Ireland’s top 8 tips for preventing ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack

Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

That escalated quickly! For those of you who did not read any news on Friday (or had your heads in the sand), you need to know that a massive tidal wave of malware just struck Planet Earth, creating gigantic waves in the information security sphere and even bigger waves for the victims. The culprit? A piece of ransomware, … More Huge ransomware outbreak disrupts IT systems worldwide, WannaCryptor to blame

Do not open suspicious emails, large numbers of threats being distributed by “Jaff / WannaCryptor” ransomware

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