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New version of CryptoWall uses WMI

 March 1, 2016

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At Quick Heal Labs, we have received certain malicious document files which use spam emails to spread the CryptoWall Ransomware. Read on for more. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it...

Decryption Tool for TeslaCrypt Ransomware Infection

 January 19, 2016

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If our readers can recall, in an earliest post we had discussed TeslaCrypt – what it is and what it does. This post has some important information related to recent findings from our Labs. Read on to know more. First, a brief flashback! TeslaCrypt belongs to the family of ransomware;...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

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As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

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It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

Ransomware could be the Biggest Security Threat in 2016

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 November 24, 2015

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While the list of security threat predictions for 2016 is long, the one that concerns home users the most is linked to ransomware – a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it asks for a ransom to let go...

New Ransomware Alert! TeslaCrypt is After Your Game Files

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 March 27, 2015

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The ransomware menace is becoming a sore of the Internet. Just last month, we had released an extensive blog post about the alarming growth in ransomware attacks across the world. There are around 12 families of ransomware detected in the wild as of now. And joining the gang is a...

Alert: Ransomware Infections on the Rise

 February 5, 2015

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Overview: Over the last year or so, there has been tremendous growth in the number of ransomware attacks that have been spotted in the wild. Cybercriminals have effectively cracked this ‘business model’ and are generating a significant amount of money through this attack mechanism. What was once an attack technique...

Simplocker – Android Ransomware Alert!

 June 11, 2014

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Last year, we came across a malware named Android Defender. This malware, once inside the victim’s phone, locks the device and demands a ransom to unblock it. This malware is classified as a screen-blocker type ransomware. But now, it seems like hackers have stepped up their game. A new Android...

Tips to Identify Fake Antivirus

 April 11, 2014

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“Antivirus here and there, which one to trust…” Okay that might be a bad phrase, but you get the point right. Fake antivirus software are in line with some of the major threats prevalent on the Internet today.  Many people have ended up paying money for such software which are...