Tracing the evolution and subsequent revolution of ransomware
Ransomware in 2017 saw users and businesses across the globe trying to cope with campaigns such as Petya and WannaCryptor. Not to be outdone, Android ransomware had a year full of innovative infiltration and rougher extortion as highlighted by the latest ESET research whitepaper.
ESET research has found that the ransomware FriedEx, also known as BitPaymer, is actually the work of the notorious gang responsible for the Dridex banking trojan.
A new ransomware outbreak today has hit some major infrastructure in Ukraine including Kiev metro. Here are some details about this new variant of Petya.
Public sources have confirmed that computer systems in the Kiev Metro, Odessa naval port, Odessa airport, Ukrainian ministries of infrastructure and finance, and also a number of organizations in Russia are among the affected organizations.
Social engineering may play a vital part in persuading a victim to open a malicious executable or website, says ESET's David Harley on social engineering and ransomware.
Numerous reports are coming out on social media about a new ransomware attack in Ukraine, which could be related to the Petya family.
ESET has released a decryptor for AESNI ransomware variants, including XData. Victims who still have encrypted files can now download it from ESET's utilities page.
A week after the global outbreak of WannaCryptor, also known as WannaCry, another ransomware, known as XData, has been making rounds.
ESET have prepared a new Crysis decrypting tool. Victims who still have their encrypted files can now download the decryptor from its utilities page.
Technology evangelist Marc Saltzman asks: Are you protected against WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, and other forms of ransomware?
Are governments and financial regulators to blame for WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, asks Tony Anscombe in this insightful feature.
The massive campaign that spread the WannaCry ransomware wasn’t the only large-scale infection misusing the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits.
In this post, ESET's Cassius Puodzius addresses what we can learn from the WannaCryptor ransomware attack, and what we can expect.
WannaCryptor, aka WannaCry, is one of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2017. We’ve put together this Q&A, bringing together some of the key points.
ESET's Stephen Cobb examines how close we are to the kind of jackware technology shown in the latest Fast and Furious film franchise, Fate of the Furious.
ESET's Lysa Myers discusses the challenges facing healthcare technology, medical and fitness devices and highlights the need to secure medical devices
Talking Android ransomware sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. It's not - it's very real, explains ESET's Lukas Stefanko.
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.
2016 saw interesting developments within the Android ransomware scene. Ransomware emerged as one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues on the mobile platform.