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 campaigns using the Ebola epidemic as their bait to trap people. The below gives you a quick gist into the types of Ebola emails you should be careful against.
Emails Claiming to Offer a Report on the Ebola Virus
– The email asks its recipient to click a website link in order to learn more about what the report says.
– Clicking the link infects the user’s system with a Trojan horse designed to steal personal and sensitive information.
Emails with Attached Presentations on the Ebola Virus
– The email claims to have an attachment of a PowerPoint Presentation on the Ebola infection.
– Clicking the attachment infects the victim’s Internet browser with a malicious program.
– The program is designed to steal information from and make unwanted changes in the infected computer.
Emails with Attachments about Experimental Ebola Drug
– These Ebola emails are based on the news of ZMapp (an experimental medicine to treat Ebola) to trap their victims.
– They contain malicious attachments.
Ebola Emails from CNN
– These emails are designed for phishing attacks.
– They try to lure users into visiting a website controlled by the hacker.
– The website asks users to log in using their email login credentials.
Readers are strongly advised to be on high alert against such types of emails, and emails that are unexpected or unsolicited. Only trust genuine sources to stay updated with the latest news about the Ebola virus. Some trustworthy medical sites that our readers can refer to are www.mayoclinic.com, www.webmd.com, www.cdc.gov, and www.nhs.uk
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Have you received any such email as mentioned in the post? If not, then your PC is safe. Even if you have received the email, your PC is safe if you did not click on any link within the email. You can run a full system scan via your Quick Heal dashboard to be on the safe side.
I am having problem with one Virus of name Admin and my computer name in a folder icon and my Quick hill antivirus pro 2014 is up to date. its disgusting to say that other antivirus has detected the virus but not your software..
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AM INSTALL GUARDIAN ANTIVIRUS IN MY LAPTOP Do we need to worry about this type of attacks while we are using THE GUARDIAN ANTIVIRUS
No, you need not worry about such emails. However, please ensure that your Guardian Antivirus always stay updated. Also, please avoid clicking emails that are unwanted or unexpected, especially those with attachments.
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if the ebola mails has caught our system quick heal can protect it Yes%No quick heal can fight against that trojan
The emails itself are not a problem. However, if you click on the links inside or visit a page mentioned inside, then that could be a security concern. Quick Heal blocks phishing emails but if such mails do get through, then you need to be aware and proactive about blocking them.
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It is not related to this particular topic but it may be virus connected.
Today morning I recd an image of a wrapped gift (I did not download the image) from an unknown US no. on my WhatsApp account. When I replied back by asking ‘who is this’ after some time I got another msg showing today’s date and time as part of msg and below some transaction no…. Then I tried checking for information on this no. on the net. This no. was there but all remaining details was in Chinese. I feel this is also something suspicious. I have now blocked the no. But what should b my next step of safety.
Blocking the number is the best thing you can do. Do not respond to such numbers or messages again in the future and you will be safe.
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I have a quick heal total security 2013 but their is a problem with my laptop that when I connect an external device such as pen drive or memory card. The files stored in these devices is converted in a shortcut and original files could not both shown. Please help me
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You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.
I have the same problem but I don’t have quick heal on my PC. There is a file l named-lyricswar the one that got away placed in windows/system32 with an extension of VBS. it deletes but then reappears with a file named servieaca
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I am using quick heal for my smartphone will it protect my phone from those emails or from those viruses?? My smartphone is running a bit slow also??? So what should i do???
Yes, Quick Heal on your phone will ensure your phone’s safety against such emails and viruses. However, if you ever do find such emails in your inbox, we highly recommend that you never click on any links within them. Since your phone is running slow, we also suggest that you run a full scan of your device and try clearing the memory cache and uninstalling some apps that are not being used.
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