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Ransomware

What is WannaCry ransomware?

On May 12, 2017, a ransomware attack known as WannaCry (detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D) spread rapidly across the globe. The Australian Government has since confirmed that several Australian organisations have fallen victim to the attacks.

When WannaCry touches a user’s computer, it encrypts all its files, effectively locking them up and making them unavailable to the victim. A ransom is demanded in the form of Bitcoin in exchange for restoring access to the files.

The price for unlocking the data and hardware increases with time. If the payment isn’t made by the deadline, the computer is rendered permanently inaccessible.

Why you need ransomware protection

Since 2016, more than 1.1 milion ransomware threats have hit Australia, with both the types of attacks and the amount of money lost increasing.

In March 2017 alone, Scam Watch Australia revealed that 456 reports concerning ransomware had been made, causing over AUD $13,000 worth of damages.

In addition, between July 2015 and June 2016 Australia's national computer emergency response team (CERT) responded to 14,804 cyber security incidents affecting Australian businesses, of which 418 involved systems of national interest and critical infrastructure.

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How ESET protects against ransomware

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Shield

Uses multilayered malware prevention and detection to keep criminals from holding your data hostage.

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Network Attack Protection

Prevents spread of ransomware by protecting against vulnerabilities for which a patch has not yet been released or deployed.

Cloud Malware Protection System

Cloud Malware Protection System

Analyses submitted malware and provides results to endpoints without requiring an update.