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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.

OPM criticized for 2015 major data breach shortcomings

OPM has been criticized by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for security shortcomings, which contributed to 2015’s major data breach.

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.

Variety confirms CMS hijack by hacking collective OurMine

Variety has confirmed that its content management system (CMS) was hijacked on the weekend by the hacking collective OurMine.

CEO fraud: How to stay protected against this modern day deception

Be wary of CEO fraud, a modern take on deception specifically designed to trick you into doing something that you think you have permission to do.

18 years of Googling: Malware can still be just one click away

18 years of Googling is certainly something to behold, but on this anniversary, ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič is keen to highlight the cybersecurity threat.

Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’

Improving financial cybersecurity at an international level must be a key agenda item at the G20 Summit in China this month (September 4th-5th).

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.

VMworld: The year of the developer

At VMworld there are a bewildering number of technologies trying to integrate in order to provide your data to entire networks, reports ESET’s Cameron Camp.

VMworld: Can you trust your API?

All too commonly API security is something of an afterthought, says ESET’s Cameron Camp at this year’s VMworld. This needs to change.

Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

This piece looks at the five threats online gamers face and what they can do to protect themselves. It’s important to be wary of these to stay safe and secure.

VMworld: Do you know where your data is?

VMworld this year feels like a confessional – operators coming clean about their lack of data visibility, heads hung in shame, says ESET’s Cameron Camp.

OSX/Keydnap spreads via signed Transmission application

During the last hours, OSX/Keydnap was distributed on a trusted website, which turned out to be “something else”. It spread via a recompiled version of the otherwise legitimate open source BitTorrent client application Transmission and distributed on their official website.

21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

21st century cybercriminals are more sophisticated, daring and organized than ever. The threat landscape has evolved.

How to give your social media security a boost

From login credentials to notifications, tracking and ads, ESET’s Lysa Myers explains how you can give your social media security a boost.

First Twitter-controlled Android botnet discovered

Detected by ESET as Android/Twitoor, this malware is unique because of its resilience mechanism. Instead of being controlled by a traditional command-and-control server, it receives instructions via tweets.

Lax ALM security ‘contributed’ to Ashley Madison data breach

Avid Life Media (ALM), recently rebranded as Ruby Corp, has been heavily criticized for its lax cybersecurity measures, which contributed to the Ashley Madison data breach.

Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules

If you happy to be a parent that is less than cyber-savvy, worry not, WeLiveSecurity is on hand. It’s all about good password hygiene.

Epic Games forums hacked again: Over 800,000 gamers put at risk

More than 800,000 usernames, email addresses, and birth dates are thought to have been stolen by hackers from online forums run by Epic Games.

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.

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