Blog

March 2016

The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...
“Dridex”, also known as ‘Buget’, is the successor of “Cridex”, a banking Trojan created for stealing victim credentials. After its takedown by the US Government in late 2015, the malware has come up with new versions and techniques. This report aims to provide detailed insights into the infection vector of...
If truth be told, phishing has been one of the oldest and most effective tools for cyber criminals. Phishing scams are known to have started around the year 1995 and they have only grown fiercer and sneakier with time. While we are not deep-diving into this topic today, we have...
It has been brought to our notice that some of our users are facing a technical issue wherein their computer hangs up/freezes after performing a restart. This post explains the steps to be taken to resolve this issue. Problem description: A certain group of Quick Heal users have reported that...
Even though Android is easily the most used mobile operating platform across the globe, its security vulnerabilities are notoriously easy to navigate around. While this is not due to a lack of security features on the platform, it is simply an outcome of its large number of users representing value...
Of late, popular content management system (CMS) WordPress has been in the news for being targeted by hackers. Several websites built on WordPress are facing the brunt due to unpatched vulnerabilities and default configuration issues. Below are some attacks which were perpetrated using compromised WordPress websites: Backdoors (means to access...
At Quick Heal Labs, we are tracking a targeted attack dubbed as ‘m_project’. Initially, attackers used malicious Microsoft Excel documents to infiltrate the targeted system. Presently, attackers are also using malicious Microsoft Office RTF files which exploit a security vulnerability which is very popular among hackers; it is called ‘CVE...
We’re honored to announce that ICSA Labs has named Quick Heal a 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award recipient. ICSA Labs recognized Quick Heal for successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing. The Excellence in Information Security Testing (EIST) Award honors organizations that have continually tested...