Robert Lipovsky, Author at WeLiveSecurity

Bio

Robert Lipovsky

Robert Lipovsky

Senior Malware Researcher

Education? Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Highlights of your career? Giving presentations at several security conferences, including EICAR, CARO, and Virus Bulletin.

Position and history at ESET? Malware Researcher since 2007, currently holds the position Security Intelligence Team Lead.

What malware do you hate the most? Grayware/PUAs – when malware authors complain about detection and try to convince you they’re not malware.

Favorite activities? Snowboarding, listening to music, playing guitar…

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Be reasonably paranoid..

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? During primary school. It was an Intel 8088 palmtop, used it for programming in GW-BASIC 

Favorite computer game/activity? Project I.G.I.

Articles by author

The rise of Android ransomware

Lock-screen types and file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, both of which have been causing major financial and data losses for many years, have made their way to the Android platform. ESET has prepared a topical white paper on the growth of this insidious Android malware.

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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 Naturally, we wondered if this is a newer version of the widespread ransomware from the creators of the first.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.

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.