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Fake Windows Helpdesk asks people to call them

07/14/2017, 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...

Fake Windows Helpdesk asks people to call them

Smartphone gaming apps: shopping trips for children in virtual worlds

07/06/2017, 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...

Smartphone gaming apps: shopping trips for children in virtual worlds

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

06/29/2017, 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...

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

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

06/19/2017, 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...

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

Preventing expensive network outages

05/30/2017, 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...

Preventing expensive network outages

WannaCry: Ransomware attacks companies and private users across the world

05/16/2017, 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...

WannaCry: Ransomware attacks companies and private users across the world

350 new Android malware apps every hour

04/27/2017, 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...

350 new Android malware apps every hour

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

04/11/2017, 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...

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

G DATA and Contronex invite US Partners to the MotoGP in Austin/Texas

04/10/2017, Bochum A Ducati race bike and G DATA security solutions have one thing in common: speed. While the rider is accelerating his motorbike to top speed in the Grand Prix, the German vendor’s security portfolio eradi-cates cyber threats at lightning speed. At the exclusive Partner Event on 22nd and 23rd April...

G DATA and Contronex invite US Partners to the MotoGP in Austin/Texas

The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean

03/30/2017, 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...

The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean