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July 2018

Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

The evolution of a 4-year-old-threat Emotet: From an infamous Trojan to a complex threat distributer

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Emotet malware campaign has been existing for a long time. It comes frequently in intervals with different techniques and variants to deliver malware on a victim. Attackers are smart and they use complex techniques to avoid detection. At the start of 2017, we had seen the emotet campaign spreading through...

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

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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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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...

Quick Heal detects malware misusing the fame of Patanjali’s Kimbho app

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When Patanjali’s Kimbho app came to Google Play Store, it made some headlines on the Internet, newspapers, TVs, etc. It had 1.5 lakh downloads in just 3 hours. Kimbho app was designed for socializing, messaging and sharing videos, images, etc., same as what the WhatsApp and Facebook app do. However,...

A new ransom-miner malware campaign emerging in wild!

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Since the past few weeks, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a series of interesting malware blocked at our customer end. The further analysis of the malware ‘t.exe’ revealed that the malware seems to be Trojan dropper. Interestingly, this multipurpose malware is downloading a ransomware component, a crypto-mining malware...

What is the price of your stolen identity on the online black market?

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If you thought there is only a black market for stolen mobile phones, drugs, pirated software, etc., then you could be wrong. There is a black market that exists on the Internet and its most lucrative commodity is your personally identifiable information (PII – sensitive information that can be used...

Beware of the Cadbury 70th anniversary scam on WhatsApp!

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If you have received (or receive) the below message on WhatsApp, then do not click on the link. It’s another of those ‘anniversary’ scams. First, some facts 1. Cadbury was founded in 1824. So, this year is its 194th anniversary (and not 70th) 2. Cadbury hasn’t announced any kind of...