WannaCry - it's not over
06/13/2017 - WannaCry's encryptor was deactivated by a kill switch. But the worm component is still active. It crawls the internet for vulnerable systems and captures them where possible. It has recently been hitting US hospitals. In addition, the case WannaCry shows that it could have been worse. Time to prepare for the next wave.Author: Ralf Benzmüller
Warning: Massive "WannaCry" Ransomware campaign launched
05/12/2017 [UPDATE: 06/08/2017] - An outbreak of the latest version of "WannaCry" has been claiming victims in several countries. The speed and ferocity of the outbreak has taken many by surprise. Researchers are as yet puzzled as to the origin of the outbreak which hit 11 countries within just three hours. So far Spain and Russia were are among those who were hit hardest.Author: Tim Berghoff
Fighting virtual fires: are you incident-ready?
05/30/2017 - Incident response is becoming increasingly important in a time where data breaches and downtime are the nightmare of many companies. Yet, incident response is often not handled as efficiently or effectively as it should be. In this article we are shining a light on the benefits of a good incident response strategy as well as some considerations to help you get started.Author: Tim Berghoff
Wrapping up WannaCry - sort of
05/23/2017 - After the big infection wave that hit thousands of computers all over the world on Friday, May 12, we are taking a look at some things that WannaCry has taught us and some of the aspects that have surprised many.Author: Tim Berghoff
Attacks on SS7 - how safe is my data?
05/09/2017 - A few days ago reports emerged that attackers have exploited a weakness in a communication protocol which is used for SMS services by mobile carriers. This has increased the susceptibility of processes such as mTAN significantly. We will take a look at the facts and backgrounds as well as measures you can take to stay secure.Author: Tim Berghoff
It's Password Day!
05/04/2017 - We are using so many online accounts these days that using secure passwords is absolutely vital. However, recent news coverage shows that weak passwords are still a problem across the board. We at G DATA support International Password day and encourage everybody to read our tips on how to improve your password security.Author: Tim Berghoff, Eddy Willems
How ransomware changed my life forever
04/27/2017 - People and media are mostly looking at ransomware as a fairly recent problem. That seems to be logical if you see the steep rise of ransomware the past three years. In fact, the problem is much older than most of us think. For this we need to go back in time to the beginning of December 1989.Author: Eddy Willems
8,400 new Android malware samples every day
04/27/2017 - The Android operating system clearly dominates the mobile market, with a share of around 72 percent. In Germany alone, around 67 percent of smartphone owners use a device with an Android operating system (source: Statcounter). G DATA security experts discovered over 750,000 new Android malware apps in the first quarter of 2017. That represents almost 8,400 new malware instances every day.Author: Christian Lueg
Microsoft patch fixes Office zero-day
04/13/2017 - The current patches of Microsoft close i.a. a critical vulnerability in Office, which has been exploited by massively spammed Dridex banking trojans. Updating is the best protection.Author: Ralf Benzmüller
Malware trends 2017
04/10/2017 - We've done some counting for 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. Here is the first part of our malware statistics for the past and the current year.Author: Ralf Benzmüller