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Evolution of jRAT JAVA Malware – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 October 3, 2017

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jRAT (Java Based Remote Access Trojans) malware is not new but its activity has increased recently in the last few months and they are targeting various organizations. Per day, Quick Heal Security Labs identifies thousands of spam emails carrying weaponized JAR as attachments targeting users. These malicious JAR i.e., jRAT...

5 Compelling Reasons Not to Pay Ransom to Hackers

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 November 11, 2016
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know what a ransomware is and why are computer security folks constantly speaking about it. To put things into context, ransomware is a malicious software that locks your computer or encrypts the files stored in it. It then demands a ransom...

INFOGRAPHIC: How can SMS Spam Harm You?

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 August 22, 2016

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The dangers of SMS spam are not taken seriously by most of us. And this is where fraudsters find their window of opportunity. SMS spam is defined as unwanted text messages and they are not just limited to the traditional SMS (short messaging service) anymore. With the arrival of instant...

Alert! Don’t click links in SMSs received from unknown numbers

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 July 5, 2016

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Almost every one of us receives one promotional SMS every day on our mobile phone. Some of these SMSs could be from known entities like our favorite apparel store, food joint or shoe store. And some SMSs could be from totally unknown ones like astrologers or love gurus and so...

7 Useful Computer Security Habits you Must Take Up

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 May 6, 2016

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Here’s a light, crisp refresher on 7 good computer security habits for you all. #1st Tip Lock your PC when you are away This is a no-brainer; yet, most of us may conveniently forget to do so. And we don’t realize its importance until some miscreant gets their hands on...

Facebook Video Scam Alert! “Nobody can watch this video for more than 15 seconds”

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 April 29, 2016

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Although pretty old, this Facebook video scam has again started gaining momentum on Facebook. This post explains what is this all about. A couple of days back, I saw a post on my Facebook timeline which looked like this: The post reads “You cannot watch this video for more than 15...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace

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 April 4, 2016

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Since its invention, ransomware has been one of the biggest banes in the computer security world. It may have started as any other malware, but the way it has evolved only shows that malware authors do not take respite from their work. As technology grew and advancements came into economics,...

How to Prevent Ransomware From Locking Your PC

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 March 29, 2016

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The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...

INFOGRAPHIC: What is Phishing?

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 March 17, 2016

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If truth be told, phishing has been one of the oldest and most effective tools for cyber criminals. Phishing scams are known to have started around the year 1995 and they have only grown fiercer and sneakier with time. While we are not deep-diving into this topic today, we have...

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...