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Ransomware

New decryption tool for Crysis ransomware

ESET has developed a free tool to decrypt files and recover the information that might have been compromised by Crysis.

Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a detailed and comprehensive overview on how to stay safe against ransomware attacks, a threat that is growing in prominence.

How encryption molded crypto-ransomware

Recently ESET has seen significantly increasing volumes of a particular type of ransomware known as crypto-ransomware, reports Cassius Puodzius.

The economics of ransomware recovery

When it comes to ransomware, the question of ‘to pay or not to pay’ is the source of some debate. WeLiveSecurity takes a closer look at the economics.

School ransomware: A threat to be aware of

Ransomware that targets schools is a threat that needs to be understood, explains ESET’s Lysa Myers. Top cybersecurity efforts are needed to keep it at bay.

TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics

ESET has carried out analysis of new samples of the crypto-ransomware family TorrentLocker, to compare the 2016 campaigns against its research in late 2014.

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay?

Is it always wrong to pay up when hit by a ransomware attack? ESET’s David Harley explores.

Nemucod serves nasty package: Ransomware and ad-clickers

The operators of the notorious trojan downloader Nemucod seem to have stepped up their game, serving their victims with ransomware and ad-clickers.

Jackware: When connected cars meet ransomware

Beware jackware, malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the primary purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.

Ransomware: First files … now complete devices

Over the past year, cases of ransomware have gained prominence in the field of computer security due to a notable growth in the number of victims. This is, in turn, due to the significant profits that cybercriminals can obtain from this type of malicious campaign.

Beyond TeslaCrypt: Crysis family lays claim to parts of its territory

It has been two weeks since ESET created a TeslaCrypt decryptor, which allows victims of this ransomware to get their files back. Since then, over 32,000 users around the globe have taken advantage of this opportunity and downloaded the tool.

Expert insight from the author of the ESET TeslaCrypt decryptor

WeLiveSecurity sits down with Igor Kabina, the ESET malware researcher who ultimately created the universal ESET TeslaCrypt decryption tool.

Don’t want ransomware to rock your universe? Add this to your towel

These days, it is not Vogon poetry that’s the most widespread risk one can encounter in the universe, but rather ransomware, explains ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Jigsaw ransomware 2.0: A fake or work in progress?

Jigsaw 2.0 is not fully-fledged ransomware, but it does try to feed off of ransomware’s current popularity amongst cybercriminals, writes ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Jigsaw and how ransomware is becoming more aggressive with new features

There is no doubt that criminals have found a mechanism in ransomware enabling them to obtain significant benefits with relatively little effort, reports ESET’s Josep Albors.

Ransomware is everywhere, but even black hats make mistakes

Ransomware is everywhere. At least that might be the impression left by a seemingly endless stream of news reports on recent cyberattacks, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Ransomware threat highlights why backing up data is essential

There has been a marked increase in ransomware attacks recently. We take a look at what this means and why backing up your data helps you combat this threat.

Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day

Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims’ information, Locky is still targeting many users. Here’s what you need to know about this threat.

Ransom32, a new Filecoder in sight

A new ransomware named Ransom32 poses as Google Chrome and is distinguished from similar threats by its weight.

CryptoFortress mimics TorrentLocker but is a different ransomware

ESET assess the differences between CryptoFortress and TorrentLocker: two very different strains of ransomware.

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