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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...

DDoS attacks spreading through ‘GodMode’ exploit – CVE-2014-6332

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 January 19, 2017

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We have recently observed an increase in the exploitation of the famous ‘GodMode’ exploit of the vulnerability CVE-2014-6332. The reliable proof of concept (POC) or exploit code for CVE-2016-6332 is readily available on the Internet. This makes it easy for attackers to integrate the exploit in various campaigns. They just...

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam that promises FREE internet!

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 January 13, 2017
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• New WhatsApp scam promises free Internet
• Victims might get subscribed to unwanted costly services or infect their phone with malware
• Install a mobile antivirus app to stay safe against such scams

Alert! Install the BHIM app only from official app stores

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 January 4, 2017
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• BHIM is a digital payment app recently launched by the Government of India.
• BHIM app is currently available only in Google Play Store.
• Several other apps having the name 'BHIM' are present in Google Play.
• Install only the official BHIM app developed by 'National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)'

WhatsApp Virus Alert! Do not download unverified documents received over WhatsApp

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 January 3, 2017

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Central security services in India have issued a high alert advisory against two malicious files that are circulating on WhatsApp. These files are loaded with viruses that can steal sensitive personal and banking information stored in the victim’s phone. Who is the prime target? The malicious files are in the...

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...