Why ESET

We help more than 100,000,000 users worldwide to Enjoy Safer Technology

Protecting you worldwide

ESET is here to secure your computers and devices, protect your precious family pictures and data, or keep your company know-how safe. We protect users just like you across 200 countries and territories worldwide, helping them to use and explore all the great opportunities of the Internet. We are proud that so many individuals and companies worldwide trust us to secure their digital lives.

ESET protects against WannaCry

ESET Internet Security blocks WannaCry ransomware and its variations.
Protect your data and computers now.

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.

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

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) had received nearly 7,700 public complaints regarding ransomware since 2005, totaling $57.6 million in damages. Those damages include ransoms paid—generally $200 to $10,000, according to the FBI—as well as costs incurred in dealing with the attack and estimated value of data lost. In 2015 alone, victims paid over $24 million across nearly 2,500 cases reported to the IC3.

Are you ransomware-aware? [PDF]