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August 2014

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

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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...

5 Common Myths that Stop People from Using an Antivirus

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While this may seem like a bit of an odd subject to venture into, in this blog post we will list out some common reasons, or excuses, why you don’t really need antivirus or an effective computer security for your home PC. Out of the millions of computer users around...

Facebook scam, Snowden interview and other IT security news

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A new Facebook scam has been found doing the rounds recently, and it is something we here at Quick Heal have experienced as well. Apart from this, we have a special interview with Edward Snowden, infamous NSA whistleblower from Wired magazine that anyone interested in cybersecurity and state surveillance should...

Banking Spam Emails Lead to Cryptolocker

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Quick Heal Lab has analyzed a malicious email campaign via which attackers intend to install the malicious ransomware called CryptoLocker in the infected machines. Malware authors are still relying on email to spread malware using social engineering techniques. Such emails are sent with malicious attachments as zip, executable or with...

Alert: Beware of Malicious Ebola Emails!

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The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed over 1000 lives. While people in the affected regions are struggling to fight the infection and people elsewhere skeptical about its spread, cyber criminals are busy inventing new attack vectors in the form of malicious emails. Reportedly, attackers have started email...

Fake Ebola Drugs Online, Wi-Fi Hacking Cat and other IT Security News

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The week began with the shocking news about the demise of the comic maestro Robin Williams, and news about the rising death toll due to the Ebola virus in West Africa. While these news stories may come as tragic to us, for cyber-criminals, they came as fresh new ideas to...

A Guide to Data Leakage and How Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Tools Help

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is one of the most hyped up and discussed, but least understood enterprise security tools for companies that wish to safeguard the confidentiality of their data. While many assume that data loss is a minor inconvenience that is associated with the simple loss of crucial devices...

1.2 billion passwords stolen and other IT security news

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A massive data breach was discovered in Russia recently wherein more than 1.2 billion passwords have been stolen. This is one of the biggest data breaches in recent memory, and we recommend that online users change their passwords immediately. Read on for other IT security news from the week gone...

Beware of the ‘Facebook Color Changer App’ Malware Scam!

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Have you come across the Facebook Color Changer App? Be informed that, this is yet another scam by hackers to target Facebook users. According to latest reports, about 10,000 Facebook users have already fallen prey to this scam and infected their computers. Known as the Facebook Color Changer App, this...

iPhone 6 Facebook Scams, Android Ransomware, and other IT Security News

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Looks likes the news of iPhone 6 release has got online scammers to work. Let’s read about this, and other news and incidents in the world of IT security. Beware of Facebook Posts offering you Tools to Hack Facebook Accounts A new Facebook scam is on the rise. Facebook users...