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 March 27, 2015

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The ransomware menace is becoming a sore of the Internet. Just last month, we had released an extensive blog post about the alarming growth in ransomware attacks across the world. There are around 12 families of ransomware detected in the wild as of now. And joining the gang is a...

Alert: Ransomware Infections on the Rise

 February 5, 2015

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Overview: Over the last year or so, there has been tremendous growth in the number of ransomware attacks that have been spotted in the wild. Cybercriminals have effectively cracked this ‘business model’ and are generating a significant amount of money through this attack mechanism. What was once an attack technique...

A Nastier Ransomware called CryptoWall, Windows 9 Scams, and other IT Security News

 August 30, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Another ransomware is loose on the streets now; it is known as CryptoWall – nastier and more dangerous than its predecessor CryptoLocker. Let’s read about this and other important IT security news and updates. After CryptoLocker, CrytoWall is Spreading the Scare on the Internet The infamous CryptoLocker ransomware was triumphantly...

LinkedIn phishing attacks, new ransomware and other IT security news

 July 28, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In this week’s IT security news, LinkedIn users are increasingly under threat of new phishing campaigns. A new form of ransomware has been discovered and several other interesting developments have taken place. Keep reading for some insights into these news stories. LinkedIn users under threat by new phishing campaign This...

Simplocker – Android Ransomware Alert!

 June 11, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Last year, we came across a malware named Android Defender. This malware, once inside the victim’s phone, locks the device and demands a ransom to unblock it. This malware is classified as a screen-blocker type ransomware. But now, it seems like hackers have stepped up their game. A new Android...

Alert for users of Instagram, Bitly and Android and other security news

 May 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Microsoft Extends Windows XP support for UK government – IT Security News

 April 5, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Looks like Microsoft hasn’t been completely truthful about pulling off support from Windows XP post April 8th, 2014. Scroll below to catch this and other interesting IT security stories of the week. Microsoft extending Windows XP support for the UK Government for a hefty £5.5 million The great hoo-ha about...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 December 27, 2013

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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...

CryptoLocker ups its Extortion Game – Launches Pricey Online Decrpytion Service

 November 8, 2013

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We have been keeping our readers updated about CryptoLocker – the menacing ransomware that encrypts files and demands money in exchange for a private key for decrypting the data. Once the malware encrypts the files, the victim has 72 hours to pay the ransom ($300 USD), failing which, the private...

This Week’s Latest News and Updates on Information Security

 October 25, 2013

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Official PHP Website Falls Prey to Hackers Did you recently visit the official website of the open-source PHP programming language? Let’s hope you did not. News are up that the site has been compromised, and is being used to drop a Trojan horse onto systems used to visit the site....