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Android malware that combines a Banking Trojan, Keylogger, and Ransomware in one package

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 August 17, 2018

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

This malware has all basic functionalities of the Android banker along with additional features like call forwarding, sound recording, keylogging and ransomware activities. It has the ability to launch user’s browser with URL received from the C&C server. It repeatedly opens the accessibility setting page until the user switches ON the ‘AccessibilityService’. The...

Again! A New .NET Ransomware Shrug2

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware which are built in  .NET framework. Ransomware like SamSam, Lime and now Shrug was found to be built in .NET framework. Malware authors are finding it very easy to build and obfuscate malware in .NET framework rather than making them in...

Cryptocurrency miner hits IoT devices, mostly affects Brazil and Russia!

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 August 9, 2018

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

According to a blogpost published on Aug 1, 2018, 200,000 routers in Brazil were compromised to deliver Cryptocurrency mining scripts to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Hackers compromised the vulnerable MikroTik routers by injecting CoinHive scripts into the routers web pages in order to carry out the mass Cryptocurrency miner attack....

Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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In July last week, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a new ransomware called Armage. It appends ‘.Armage’ extension to files it encrypts. Armage ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encode files making them inoperable. It spreads via spam emails and corrupted text files. Technical analysis Once executed on the...

Threats to your digital life are increasing. Are you doing anything about it?

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 August 8, 2018

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It’s an exciting age to be alive! We are rapidly advancing towards greater heights of technology paying witness to inventions like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Flying Cars, and the prospect of traveling to space as an excursion! The word ‘exciting’ fails to define these milestones mankind is...

Data Privacy. What is that?

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 August 6, 2018

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With the heavy penetration of the Internet into almost every household, data privacy has had its day. The Facebook data leak scandal which rocked the tech industry is a blistering example of the way our privacy is getting compromised at the cost of our obsession with social networking or the...

Quick Heal Total Security (Windows) achieves a 99.5% protection rate in AV-Comparatives’ test

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 July 23, 2018

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Quick Heal Total Security (Windows) has achieved a 99.5% protection rate in the Real-World Protection Test conducted by world’s leading security software testers AV-Comparatives. Real-World Protection Test February-June 2018 Experts at AV-Comparatives create a real-world environment to test security software. In this environment, malware (malicious software) behave in the same...

Your copy-paste habit can cost you your money

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 July 19, 2018

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

How often do you store your important data in files? It’s very common, right? This data may be URLs, topics, personal data like contacts, email-ids, usernames of different portals and sometimes passwords too (though always recommended to not to do so). We very casually copy this data and paste it...