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August 2018

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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...