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Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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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...

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

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 July 25, 2018

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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...

3 common types of phishing attacks and tips to avoid them

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 June 26, 2018

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Phishing is one of the oldest tricks in the book of hackers. But as old as it might be, phishing still remains the most lucrative tool for cybercriminals; as they say, old is gold. This post tells you about the 3 common types of phishing attacks and tips to avoid...

An in-depth analysis of a new, emerging “.url” malware campaign – by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 March 19, 2018

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Last week, we had blogged about the emergence of a new attack vector ‘.url’ which is used to spread malware. In this blog post, we will deep-dive into the attack chain of this ‘.url’ vector and elaborate on the Quant Loader malware which is actively making use of it. Let’s...

A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...

5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

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 December 18, 2017

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By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping websites. And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals will try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might...

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...

Evolution of jRAT JAVA Malware – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 October 3, 2017

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jRAT (Java Based Remote Access Trojans) malware is not new but its activity has increased recently in the last few months and they are targeting various organizations. Per day, Quick Heal Security Labs identifies thousands of spam emails carrying weaponized JAR as attachments targeting users. These malicious JAR i.e., jRAT...

Pharming – What is it and How Can you Dodge it?

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 May 17, 2017

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If someday you intend to go to a mall but end up in a fish market, then that’s a case of bad directional sense. In the digital world, however, we call it pharming! How Does Pharming Work? Phishing is an online fraud where a scammer sends fraudulent emails to the...

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...