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.
ESET lifts the lid on Android ransomware - the picture doesn't look good. It's on the increase and extremely sophisticated.
ESET has developed a free tool to decrypt files and recover the information that might have been compromised by Crysis.
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.
Recently ESET has seen significantly increasing volumes of a particular type of ransomware known as crypto-ransomware, reports Cassius Puodzius.
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.
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.
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.
Is it always wrong to pay up when hit by a ransomware attack? ESET's David Harley explores.
The operators of the notorious trojan downloader Nemucod seem to have stepped up their game, serving their victims with ransomware and ad-clickers.
Beware jackware, malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the primary purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.
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.
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.
WeLiveSecurity sits down with Igor Kabina, the ESET malware researcher who ultimately created the universal ESET TeslaCrypt decryption tool.
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.
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.
There is no doubt that criminals have found a mechanism in ransomware enabling them to obtain significant benefits with relatively little effort, reports ESET's Josep Albors.
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.
There has been a marked increase in ransomware attacks recently. We take a look at what this means and why backing up your data helps you combat this threat.
Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims' information, Locky is still targeting many users. Here's what you need to know about this threat.