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.
Education: Bc. in Journalism, Master's Degree in Political Science
Highlights of your career: Working for Slovak media for seven years, focusing on IT security, homeland security and defense matters. Managing media department at Bratislava-based security conferenceGLOBSEC.
Position and history at ESET: Joined ESET as a Security Specialist in September 2015. Fresh, new and eager to work.
What malware do you hate the most? The one my family downloads and I have to remove.
Favorite activities: Freeride snowboarding, meeting new people, reading and, as boring as it sounds, traveling.
Golden rule for cyberspace? Backup, update and never go on a clicking spree.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? I think it was in 1994 – 286 with MS-DOS preinstalled. There was no monitor available, so we could only use it when nobody was watching the TV.
Favorite computer game / activity: Classics such as Counter-Strike or the Call of Duty series. But what I do most on my computer is browse the web looking for interesting stuff.
The operators of the notorious trojan downloader Nemucod seem to have stepped up their game, serving their victims with ransomware and ad-clickers.Ondrej Kubovič
The trojan downloader Nemucod is back with a new campaign. However, it has changed the payload served to its victims – ransomware is not its go-to malware.Ondrej Kubovič
If you want to know which programs are actively using your webcam, here is a short guide from ESET's Ondrej Kubovič to help you out.Ondrej Kubovič
Don’t get fooled by criminals before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, says ESET's Ondrej Kubovič. These sporting events are a prime target for fraudsters.Ondrej Kubovič
If you are traveling this summer and taking your gadgets with you, this guide will ensure that you keep cyber safe when on the road.Ondrej Kubovič
Forty-nine years after the first ATM was installed in London, we ask how secure our cash machines are today?Ondrej Kubovič
As June 17th is Stop Cyberbullying Day, we have prepared a list of indicators that can help parents recognize whether their offspring is being cyberbullied.Ondrej Kubovič
Which country has the strictest parents? ESET's recent survey tests whether old stereotypes ring true in the digital era.Ondrej Kubovič
Online scammers are trying to take advantage of fans desperately scouring the web for the last few tickets to Euro 2016 via newly created fake websites.Ondrej Kubovič
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.Ondrej Kubovič
For many parents, especially those who aren't digital natives, recognizing risks that loom in cyberspace is not easy. This guide helps point to some of the main threats.Ondrej Kubovič
ESET LiveGrid® telemetry shows a spike in detections of the JS/Danger.ScriptAttachment malware in several European countries.Ondrej Kubovič
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.Ondrej Kubovič
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.Ondrej Kubovič
In contrast to the Eurovision contestants, malware writers try to make their creations as stealthy as possible. But thanks to unique behavior and sometimes even unintended showmanship of their malicious code, they end up in the limelight.Ondrej Kubovič
On Mother’s Day, ESET takes a deeper look into the results of its recent survey focusing on parenting in a digital era. We looked at how moms in the US, Germany, the UK and Russia are trying to protect their children.Ondrej Kubovič
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.Ondrej Kubovič
Despite the fact that there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for Windows XP – with some industrial solutions being the exception – the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.Ondrej Kubovič
Even though the US is among the most technologically advanced nations in the world, most of its voters cannot cast their ballots online. Is internet voting a risk? Ondrej Kubovič reports.Ondrej Kubovič
Just as audiences have suffered from bad movie craftsmanship, IT users have had to endure the consequences of the malicious work done by malware authors. Welcome to Razzies for malware.Ondrej Kubovič