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June 2017

A technical analysis of the recent Petya ransomware attack

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Earlier this week, a new variant of Petya Ransomware was spotted which was creating havoc all over Europe as well as major parts of Asia including India. The major target for Petya has been Ukraine as its major banks and also the power services were hit by the attack. It’s...

DOs and DON’Ts to stay safe from Ransomware (infographic)

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Unless you live in a cave, you would definitely know what is a ransomware. It is a malware that is keeping Internet users awake at nights and restless during the day. It does not strike with a warning, and when it does it does not leave without causing a catastrophe....

Petya ransomware is affecting users globally, here are things you can do

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Quick Heal Security Labs has come across a new strain of Petya Ransomware that is affecting users globally. This clearly looks like early signs of a new ransomware attack that is spreading fast across the globe. Currently, we have seen multiple reports of this ransomware attack from several countries. Our...

Quick Heal Total Security receives BEST+++ certification from AVLab

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AVLab is an independent organization that conducts tests on security software for corporate networks and individual user devices. These tests are conducted by using malicious software, tools, and bypassing security techniques that are used in real cyberattacks. In April 2017, AVLab conducted a ‘Protection test against drive-by download attacks’. What...

AES-NI Ransomware adopts combination of Fileless and Code Injection technique

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Cybercriminals are adopting unique ways for spreading malware and this has been evident in the cases of the Cerber ransomware where the RIG exploit was used and the WannaCry ransomware which used the SMBv1 vulnerability. And now it’s the AES-NI ransomware which uses a combination of fileless and code injection...

WannaCry’s Never Say Die Attitude Keeps It Going!

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Over the past few months, the cybersecurity world was at buzz due to the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. The attack was launched on a massive scale. The campaign started after the disclosure of NSA exploit leak by a hacker group called Shadow Brokers. Taking advantage of unpatched systems all over...

Just hovering your computer mouse over a hyperlink can get your computer infected

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In a new kind of attack, cybercriminals are infecting computers with a banking Trojan simply by fooling users into hovering over a link embedded in a malicious PowerPoint file. Attackers are sending malicious PowerPoint Show (PPS) or Open XML Slide Show (PPSX) to users via spam emails. These files only...

Beware! The TrickBot Trojan is back

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TrickBot Trojan was first identified in mid-2016 and considered similar to the Dyreza banking Trojan. Initially, the payload (the component of a computer virus that executes a malicious activity) was spreading through a malvertising campaign using the Rig Exploit Kit. From our current findings, we have found that TrickBot has...

CertLock Trojan can disable your antivirus software

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An antivirus software keeps your computer safe from malware, viruses, online threats, and suspicious or harmful elements. Although bypassing this protective guard is a difficult task for attackers, they never stop trying to do so. Recently, we came across a malware that is designed to interfere with the infected system’s...

Stay away from the Fireball Malware – Update your Antivirus

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In its latest advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned Internet users of the Fireball malware. This post explains what this virus is all about and how you can stay away from it. What is the Fireball Malware? Fireball is a browser-hijacker that attacks the victim’s web...