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Want to scam an online scammer? Here’s how you can do it with Re:scam

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 November 15, 2017
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How many times have you received an email congratulating you about winning a lottery of $1 Million or that your bank account will be suspended unless you take an action like clicking on a link to update your bank details? I’d guess, at least once in your lifetime. And even...

Pay attention to your bank’s messages. It might save you from a credit card fraud

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 October 3, 2017
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This post is based on a true incident faced by a friend last week. The story is developing and will be updated when I receive more information about it. On 30th September, when most of us were enjoying the festivities of Dussehra, some twisted minds were at work. My friend...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra – A Digital India Initiative for a Secure Cyber Ecosystem

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 March 6, 2017

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The Government of India recently launched an ambitious project called Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) – a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center. Developed under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), this center will be operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Developed as an essential part...

5 Compelling Reasons Not to Pay Ransom to Hackers

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 November 11, 2016
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know what a ransomware is and why are computer security folks constantly speaking about it. To put things into context, ransomware is a malicious software that locks your computer or encrypts the files stored in it. It then demands a ransom...

Ransomware Getting Delivered Using Script Files

 August 16, 2016

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The ransomware threat has significantly grown over time. Each day, a new variant gets added to the ransomware family. Malware are usually delivered through exploit kits and spam emails. Speaking of spam emails, they are either loaded with malicious document files installing the malware or malware directly inside a ZIP...

7 Important Ransomware FAQs that you must know

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 August 5, 2016

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There can be no two way to the fact that Ransomware has easily become one of the biggest banes of digital security for individual users and enterprises alike. Ransomware is a malware that locks an infected computer or encrypts its files (converts the files into an unreadable form). It then...

The Rio Olympics: Big Event. Bigger Stakes. Huge Online Scams

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 July 12, 2016

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The month of August will witness some of the best performances by world class athletes in 2016 Rio Olympics. Considering the magnitude of the event, the online scammers have made best use of the platform to launch phishing attacks, lottery scams, counterfeit offers, merchandising schemes and more. As athletes prepare...

4 tips on how to protect yourself from ATM skimming

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 June 27, 2016
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It so happens that a vacation taken by a cyber security expert turns out to be yet another eye-opener for many. While holidaying in Vienna, Austria, cyber security expert Benjamin Tedesco comes across a well-camouflaged ATM skimming machine. Before we continue, let us tell you a little about what is...

Kovter: the fileless click fraud malware

 June 25, 2016

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Kovter Trojan has been in effect since 2013. Being fileless, Kovter is different and stealthier than other Trojan families. It employs various anti-debugging, anti-VM, anti-sandboxing techniques, and has checks for identification of different security analysis tools. It uses different encryption techniques for different purposes. Like other Trojans, Kovter gathers user...

Cyber Security Challenges and Emerging Reforms in the Indian Banking Sector

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 June 1, 2016

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The Indian banking industry has evolved majorly in the past few years owing to technological innovations. Public and privatized banks are allotting bigger budgets towards acquiring and building IT infrastructure and have leveraged IT across all banking operations. Banks constantly face the business challenge of meeting customers’ expectations and improvising...