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Ransomware

Talking Android ransomware extorts victims

Talking Android ransomware sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. It’s not – it’s very real, explains ESET’s Lukas Stefanko.

New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

This last month we have seen a new ransomware for Mac. Written in Swift, it is distributed on BitTorrent distribution site as “Patcher” for pirating popular software.

Trends in Android ransomware

2016 saw interesting developments within the Android ransomware scene. Ransomware emerged as one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues on the mobile platform.

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Ransomware is not going anywhere. Here, we’ve rounded up vital tips and advice from three ESET experts: Lysa Myers, Stephen Cobb and David Harley.

Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Only one month into the new year, it appears that we may well have our first example jackware in 2017 with a ransomware of things attack on an Austrian hotel.

RoT: Ransomware of Things

Could the Internet of Things spark the Ransomware of Things? ESET’s Stephen Cobb examines how ransomware and jackware are evolving.

Ransomware: Should you pay up?

ESET’s Cameron Camp provides valuable insight into what you should do if you’re a victim of ransomware.

KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET has discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk component that renders Linux machines unbootable, while encrypting files and requesting a large ransom at the same time.

Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

ESET lifts the lid on Android ransomware – the picture doesn’t look good. It’s on the increase and extremely sophisticated.

New decryption tool for Crysis ransomware

ESET has developed a free tool to decrypt files and recover the information that might have been compromised by Crysis.

Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a detailed and comprehensive overview on how to stay safe against ransomware attacks, a threat that is growing in prominence.

How encryption molded crypto-ransomware

Recently ESET has seen significantly increasing volumes of a particular type of ransomware known as crypto-ransomware, reports Cassius Puodzius.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jackware: When connected cars meet ransomware

Beware jackware, malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the primary purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.

Ransomware: First files … now complete devices

Over the past year, cases of ransomware have gained prominence in the field of computer security due to a notable growth in the number of victims. This is, in turn, due to the significant profits that cybercriminals can obtain from this type of malicious campaign.

Beyond TeslaCrypt: Crysis family lays claim to parts of its territory

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.

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