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

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 August 17, 2018

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

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

 August 10, 2018

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

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 February 23, 2018

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The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of...

The Runner: a key component of the SamSam ransomware campaign – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 February 8, 2018

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

In Jan 2018, Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health (healthcare network) was attacked by SamSam ransomware. It encrypted the files containing patients’ data which disrupted their critical services. Even though SamSam is not a new ransomware, it has evolved over a period of time. We had observed its first variant in Feb...

On Data Privacy Day, here are 10 simple tips to keep your data safe

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 January 25, 2018

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Recognized annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day is defined as a centered approach towards respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is a global effort to raise and promote awareness around protecting one’s data and privacy. With this thought in mind, we have put together these 10 tips...