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December 2013

The world is a mere few hours shy from ushering yet another year of this century. While it only remains to be seen what 2014 may bring in, 2013 has had its share of IT security hoo-has; a share bigger than its predecessors. And while different security incidents were taking...
Here’s what has been brewing in the world of IT security this week. We have news about the recently discovered malware called CryptoLocker, Ransomware, Target’s hack, and a small interesting news about Snapchat. Crime doesn’t pay, but it sure does in case of the CryptoLocker Discovered in September, the ransomware...
Spyware refers to software that collect your personal information without your knowledge. Here, we  are discussing how you can keep such malicious software from invading your privacy. Guidelines to Avoid Spyware Attack ✓ Disable Autorun Whenever you plug in any USB device into your computer, if a window pops up...
  Target’s Customers Targeted by Hackers during Holiday Shopping American retailing company, Target has confirmed a hacking incident that exposed its customers’ data. This data includes names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and even security codes. The company stated that customers who did ‘physical’ (not online) shopping between...
Corporate cyber attacks have become a common parlance in the world of IT Security. A recent study done by RSA revealed the extent of loss incurred by firms of different nations hit by phishing attacks. The US had to gulp down a loss of $882 million, followed by Germany ($294...
In an earlier post, we had discussed how cyber attacks against India is increasing rampantly. In this post, we give you a brief about how phishing attacks are affecting Indian enterprises and what can be done to contain the problem. In Q3 of 2013 (July – September), about 1,25,212 phishing...