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Ransomware attacks through Remote Access are on rise. Secure your system now!!

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 October 26, 2018

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Once again ransomware attacks are on the rise and this can leave your systems vulnerable to critical data loss and breach. In fact, the recent outbreak of ransomware allows cyber criminals to easily gain access to your computer through Remote Desktop using brute-force technique, which is capable of cracking weak...

You’ve Been Hit By Ransomware. Now What?

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 October 9, 2018

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“ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED”   You see that line flashing on your laptop or desktop and suddenly your adrenaline level shoots up with hundreds of questions already hitting your mind… How Do I Remove that Message? Why Can’t I Access My System? Will I Lose All My Work?...

“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...

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

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 August 17, 2018

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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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 August 10, 2018

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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...

An analysis of the Dharma ransomware outbreak by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 May 2, 2018

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On April 25, 2018, Quick Heal Security Labs issued an advisory on a new ransomware outbreak. We are observing a sudden spike of Dharma Ransomware. Even though Dharma ransomware is old, we observed its new variant which is encrypting files and appending the “.arrow” extension to it. Previously the encrypted...

Ransomware Alert! Follow these steps to secure your system against an ongoing ransomware attack

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 April 25, 2018

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Quick Heal has detected an ongoing ransomware attack. This post outlines the important steps you must take to protect your computer(s) against this threat. What to do to stay safe from the attack? Most of the steps mentioned below are technical in nature. If you need any assistance, please call...

How important are security patches and updates

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 April 23, 2018

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Security vulnerabilities are increasing and just not so long before, we had to deal with so many of them. Remember WannaCry? In this post, we will discuss some important case in points with respect to security vulnerabilities and how important are security patches and updates. The WannaCry scare The biggest...

A free guide to 7 computer viruses you should know about

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 March 13, 2018
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Computer viruses are nasty little programs that are designed to lay waste to your computer. Some destroy files stored on your PC, while some trigger different software to malfunction. More nefarious viruses steal your confidential information and some even go to an extent to rig a system’s power load and...

Beware! A new .Net Ransomware is encrypting files with .Lime

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 March 6, 2018

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Cases of the “Lime ransomware” have been recently reported to Quick Heal Security Labs. Our research team has analyzed these cases deeply and found some useful information. This post shares this information to help users stay safe from ransomware attacks. ‘Lime’ is a newly discovered .net ransomware; it is also...