The Lazarus Group gained notoriety especially after cyber-sabotage against Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. Fast forward to late 2017 and the group continues to deploy its malicious tools, including disk-wiping malware known as KillDisk, to attack a number of targets.
Education: Algebra on Matfyz at Charles University in Prague
Highlights of your career: Presenting ESET on the Virus Bulletin 2016 conference
Position and history at ESET: Malware Researcher since January 2016
What malware do you hate the most? The one with hardly any invention, but very destructive impact on a victim – like crypto-ransomware.
Favorite activities: Foosball/table football. Stand-up comedians. Movies.
What is your golden rule for cyberspace? User comfort is the blue pill while security is the red one. Always choose the latter.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? It was in 1998. The computer was a Windows 95 PC running on an Intel Pentium processor, with 32 MB RAM and 1.7 GB hard disk.
Favorite computer game/activity: Indie games like Limbo or Machinarium now, blockbusters like NHL 98 or Settlers II then.