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Ransomware

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.

CTB-Locker: Multilingual Malware Demands Ransom

Starting a few days ago, we began receiving multiple reports of malware-spreading campaigns in various countries mostly in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Cryptolocker 2.0 – new version, or copycat?

Last month we discovered filecoder malware which called itself “Cryptolocker 2.0”. Naturally, we wondered if this is a newer version of the widespread ransomware from the creators of the first. We look at the details that hint that it might have been created by some other, unknown, cybercrime gang.

11 things you can do to protect against ransomware, including Cryptolocker

11 things you can be doing to better protect your computers and data from ransomware such as Cryptolocker that is currently targeting businesses big and small.

Filecoder: Holding your data to ransom

Trojans that encrypt user files and try to extort a ransom from the victim in exchange for a decryptor utility are nothing new. We’ve noted a significant increase in Filecoder activity over the past few summer months – in this blog post we address the questions we’re getting about this issue.

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