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Sophisticated Ransomware : “Katyusha”

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 December 14, 2018

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For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware, we have found one more interesting ransomware which encrypts files and adds extension “.katyusha” and demands for an amount of 0.5 btc within three days and threatens to release the data to public download if the ransom is not...

How can my Facebook account be misused if hacked?

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 October 4, 2018

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At a time when most of us are living in a virtual world, where we are connected to our friends and family mostly through social networking sites, imagine what it would be like to find your social media account hacked!! That’s exactly what happened with 50 million of Facebook users...

50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked – Time to act before it’s too late!

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 October 1, 2018

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The afternoon of September 28th 2018 brought in a wave of shock for 50 million Facebook users, when they found themselves logged out of Facebook!! In one of the worst data breach attacks in the history of Facebook, over 90 million users on Friday afternoon, were forced to log out...

Have You Received A Call To Replace Your Stripe-Only Card With EMV Chip Card Yet?

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 September 25, 2018

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In case you have received a reminder from your bank asking you to replace your stripe-only card with an EMV chip card and you have no idea why this change is being implemented, then you are at the right place. As per recent instructions received from the Reserve Bank of...

“Troldesh’s” One More Variant in the Encryption Offender

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 September 3, 2018

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Over the past few days, we have been observing criminals/hackers using a new carrier to deliver the ransomware malware. Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs observed a new variant of Troldesh ransomware which encrypts the data and adds the extension as “.no_more_ransom”. This ransomware comes under Crypto-Ransomware variant, the origin of this...

Cryptocurrency miner hits IoT devices, mostly affects Brazil and Russia!

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 August 9, 2018

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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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 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...

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

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 July 10, 2018

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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...

8 tips to avoid a spyware attack

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 April 12, 2018

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Spyware refers to software that spy on your Internet browsing activities, record keystrokes, and collect almost any type of data including your personal information such as credit/debit card or banking details, login IDs and passwords. In this post, we share 8 tips to avoid a spyware attack and keep your...

Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

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 March 8, 2018

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A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?...