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
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
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
DoubleAgent - does it really turn AV into malware?
03/30/2017 - A company offering protection against Zero-day exploits, exposes a vulnerability in Windows, which allegedly allows attackers to turn AV-products into malware. A lot of uncertainty has been created. On closer inspection, there is no reason to panic.Author: Ralf Benzmüller
Data breach risks - are enterprises out of touch with reality?
03/21/2017 - It is notable that many respondents in a recent survey expressed confidence in their overall cybersecurity strategy. Looking at the coverage of recent data breaches, though, this degree of confidence might seem unwarranted. Still, there is light at the end of the tunnel: both governments and businesses have started putting more emphasis on the topic and awareness has risen considerably within...Author: Giulio Vada (G DATA Italia)
Connected toy manufacturer suffers data breach
03/03/2017 - Manufacturer "Spiral Toys“ sells connected soft toys under the "Cloud Pets" brand. The toy transmits voice recordings between parents and their children. A massive data leak has now resulted in the exposure of this personal information to unauthorized individuals. About 800.000 registered users are affected.Author: Tim Berghoff
Zeus Panda is back
02/07/2017 - Despite a tendency of criminals to abandon banking malware in favor of ransomware, there is no reason to let down your guard. The ZeuS banking malware has been reported about a number of times already. It used to be one of the most notorious and prolific pieces of malware around. Lately, researchers at G DATA Advanced Analytics have observed an increase in the number of infections. They have taken...Author: Tim Berghoff
Highlights in G DATA’s Blog – A short review of 2016
01/09/2017 - G DATA started its blogs six years ago and the team has published numerous articles about IT security, malware, mobile device security, awareness and also the Internet of Things since then. It is time for us to take a look back at the Top 10 most read articles in 2016 – both in the German and the English G DATA Blog.Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
Attacks on large companies: all day, every day
12/08/2016 - According to media reports, the ThyssenKrupp industrial group has been targetted by cyber criminals. The company is said to have fallen victim to a cleverly designed hacker attack as early as February this year. The company's own CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Team) has uncovered the attack in April. The attackers had attempted to secure a permanent foothold in the company's network.Author: Tim Berghoff