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 October 18, 2012

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Another email scam that uses the name and logo of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has continued to spread over the Internet. A majority of such emails carry the recognisable BBB torch logo and contain the subject line “Case #91492169”. These emails carry an attachment that contains a malicious executable file...
 October 16, 2012

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It is a known fact that malware threats over smartphones, especially on Android, are on the rise and have reached a large number of victims all around the world. To highlight this threat, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning about the growing hazards of mobile malware and...
 October 16, 2012

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Fraudsters have gone one step ahead and started circulating e-mails that resemble the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) official letters. These emails appear to come from Mr. D. Subbarao, the Governor of RBI. Such con letters appear to come from the Funds Remittance Department of RBI and they tell the...
 October 11, 2012

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A new malicious worm that spreads through Instant Messages (IMs) over Skype has been discovered. This worm manifests itself as yet another variation of ransomware and also unloads itself to generate a click fraud from the users’ machine. The worm is a strain of the Dorkbot virus and it utilizes...
 October 10, 2012

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Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites...
 September 27, 2012

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The composition of malware has changed considerably over the last few years. What used to be an independent and solo industry has now transformed into a professional syndicate. As security solution providers, it is our duty to stay abreast of such changes and evolution to alter our strategy. Here are...
 September 1, 2012

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Fake BlackBerry account activation email A fake BlackBerry account creation email is doing the rounds. The content of the email is the same as a legitimate account creation message sent by RIM, but the attachment with this email is a source of concern. Downloading the attachment can lead to infection...
 August 28, 2012

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...
 July 26, 2012

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Phishing, an attempt to steal banking details, is a serious problem faced by banks worldwide. Commonly, a phishing attempt appears as an e-mail that comes from a known institution like a bank or a popular online shopping website. I recently came across such an email which pretends to be from...