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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...

Beware of Spora – a professionally designed ransomware

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 February 1, 2017

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Spora is a recent addition to the ransomware family that Quick Heal Lab has come across.  It is a file encryptor ransomware that encrypts a user’s files with strong encryption algorithm and demands a ransom. Spora is launched with a good infection routine, the capability to work offline, well-designed and...

The Top 10 Cybersecurity Stories of 2016

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 December 31, 2016
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Before we take yet another step into the New Year, let’s quickly look back at the top 10 cybersecurity stories of 2016. 1. Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam! In Jan 2016, a scam was afoot on Facebook. This scam was tricking users into taking...

Quick Heal releases New Ad Campaign Focusing on the Risks of Free Antivirus solutions

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 December 28, 2016
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Quick Heal Technologies Limited has released an ad campaign to draw the consumers’ attention towards the risks associated with free antivirus solutions. Targeting the youth and working professionals in its TVCs, Quick Heal aims to create awareness on the security threats which a free antivirus product is not capable to...

Decryption Tool for CrySiS/XTBL Ransomware

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 December 16, 2016
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The decryption of CrySiS/XTBL Ransomware is now possible thanks to the recent release of its master decryption keys needed to recover the files encrypted by the ransomware. While we couldn’t guess the apparent reason behind the release, we decided to use this opportunity to help those who were affected by...

Popcorn Time Ransomware asks you to infect others in order to recover your encrypted files

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 December 14, 2016
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If only malware authors used their creativity for the good of this world… Some extremely enterprising individuals have come up with another interesting ransomware the likes of which have not been seen until now. And it literally tests how humane are you. We are taking about the Popcorn Time ransomware...

Ransoc – An unusual ransomware that threatens to expose your personal information

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 November 28, 2016
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Mostly a ransomware encrypts your files and demands money in exchange for a key that can decrypt the data. And the payment is demanded in Bitcoins. Ransoc is different in the way it works and the medium it uses for the payment. How does Ransoc work? Once your computer is...

Alert! A Fake Flash Player Website is Spreading Locky Ransomware

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 November 23, 2016

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The Locky ransomware, like all other ransomware, encrypts user data and demands a hefty ransom in exchange for the key that decrypts the data. A variant of this ransomware called ‘thor’ was recently found being distributed via a fake ‘Flash Player Update’ downloading website that goes by the name ‘fleshupdate.com’....

Alert! Karma Ransomware will get you if you Install Free Software

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 November 16, 2016
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A fake Windows optimization software has been let loose on the Internet. And it is going by the name “Windows-TuneUp”. And why are we telling you about this? Read on. Windows-TuneUp is a free software that claims to speed up slow computers. But in reality, it is a fake program...