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Fake Windows Helpdesk asks people to call them

14/07/17, Bochum The latest scheme of scammers is to pose as a certified Windows helpdesk, asking unsuspecting users to call them. On screen, user will see a fake security alert in the foreground and the Windows 10 error screen in the background. The message claims that the computer has experienced an issue and was...


Smartphone gaming apps: shopping trips for children in virtual worlds

06/07/17, Bochum Which parent would allow their child to spend hundreds of Euros without supervision? None of course in the real world, but it’s a different matter with in-app purchases in games for smartphones and tablets. So-called Free-to-play games (F2P) offer time-limited game simplification tools for real...


All set for the EU General Data Protection Regulation

05/07/17, Bochum On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation enters into force in order to strengthen and unify data in Europe. This also includes securing the IT infrastructure against cyber attacks in order to prevent data theft. Installing software updates is an important factor in closing security...


G DATA publishes the latest results of the Petna ransomware infection wave

29/06/17, Bochum The massive infection wave unleashed by the Petna ransomware, some of whose basic functions are very similar to the Petya ransomware, has claimed victims worldwide – some large companies are among theose affected by it. The G DATA analysts suspect a targeted attack on companies. The ransomware was...


AV-TEST: Perfect protection with G DATA Mobile Internet Security

19/06/17, Bochum In its latest comparison test the independent AV-TEST institute examined 20 security solutions for the Android operating system and their effectiveness to tackle current risks. G DATA Mobile Internet Security detected 100 percent of all malware programs in the test environment. It also scored full...


Preventing expensive network outages

30/05/17, Bochum IT outages are both annoying and costly. For companies, they can quickly incur high costs if, for example, a web shop is no longer available. However, it is possible to prevent this ahead of time. With G DATA Network Monitoring, administrators have an over-view of the entire IT infrastructure and...


WannaCry: Ransomware attacks companies and private users across the world

16/05/17, Bochum The ransomware WannaCry has crippled companies not just in Germany but across the world - even critical infrastructures such as hospitals and energy suppliers have been affected. Deutsche Bahn has also been one of the prominent victims of the cyber attacks. The infection mechanism in WannaCry...


350 new Android malware apps every hour

27/04/17, Bochum Around 72 percent of smartphone users worldwide have a device that uses an Android operating system (source: Statcounter). In the first quarter of 2017, G DATA security experts discovered over 750,000 new malware apps for Google’s popular operating system. The figures are proof of a growing level of...


A new malware strain was discovered every 4.2 seconds in Q1 2017

11/04/17, Bochum In 2016, G DATA experts counted 6,834,443 new digital malware strains. This represents an increase of 32.9 percent compared to 2015. The trend continued in Q1 2017, with 1,852,945 new malware strains. This means that, for this period, the G DATA analysts discover a new malware strain every 4.2...


The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean

30/03/17, Bochum Half of all Germans make the most of the annual spring clean to make their homes spick and span again. But a digital spring clean also does your PC, smartphone and tablet a world of good. Users should therefore clean up their hard drives and install available program and operating system updates as...