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Beware of scams during this crucial time of CoronaVirus pandemic

 April 14, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic and in this lockdown period, people have free time to spend on mobile phones and laptops. Riding on this wave, fake message creators create fake messages with attractive offers or services on social media. We can see that a large number of fake WhatsApp messages...

Dharma Ransomware Variant Malspam Targeting COVID-19

 April 9, 2020
Dharma-variants-penetrating-through-COVID-19

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, many malware have been seen trying to lure people to open malicious emails, malicious domains and run other malware, etc. Some of these malicious domains are fully functional and provide real-time mapping of COVID-19 stats across the globe. However, they deliver malware...

Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

 March 30, 2020
Android application found on Google Play Store carrying Windows malware!

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs found an Android application present on the Google Play Store which was infected by Windows malware. The application is meant for Gionee SmartWatch configuration and visualizing the data through App. On further analyzing the App, we found few HTML files which were infected with Windows...

Is the Coronavirus becoming an attack channel for ransomware?

 March 30, 2020
Ransomware attacks happening under the name of Coronavirus

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Nowadays, everybody is aware of the term, ‘Novel Coronavirus.’ All over the world, 7.7 Billion people have gotten affected by Coronavirus directly or indirectly. It has impacted so badly that currently, entire mankind is frightened and worried about the future of their survival. As per sources, it originated in China...

How can 1.33 billion people embrace digitalization in an era of damaging malware?

 March 26, 2020
Is embracing digitalization a challenge per se?

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There are approximately 451 million monthly active Internet users in India. This estimate from a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a staggering number. It puts India only second in terms of Internet users after China. Yet, if you see this number from a different...

Fake Coronavirus tracking app exploiting our fear and vulnerable social situation

 March 20, 2020

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As the Coronavirus spreads across countries creating fear across the globe, everybody wants to stay on top of any information related to it wanting to remain safe and away from infected people. Malware authors are also taking advantage of this situation. Previously on the Android Playstore, there were many  applications present which claimed...

Are you secured when dealing with money on your mobile phones?

 March 19, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The sheer convenience of shopping and banking with mobile phones has made it an exceedingly popular device for digital transactions. According to a KPMG report, digital payments are estimated to see a CAGR of 12.7 percent in the number of non-cash transactions by 2021. The growth is being driven by...

CVE-2020-0796 – A “wormable” Remote Code Execution vulnerability in SMB v3

 March 13, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Since last two days, the Internet is rife with news around a critical remote code execution vulnerability in SMBv3.1.1 compression mechanism. Today, on 12th March 2020 Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch to address this vulnerability. As per Microsoft release information, it’s a remote code execution vulnerability in the...

Can playing video games on the PC cause cyberattacks?

 March 12, 2020
Can-computer-games-invite-cyberthreats

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The video gaming industry has become the foremost entertainment medium worldwide as evidenced by its valuation. The market is estimated to reach an estimated $179.1 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2024. And yet, perhaps because of its denotation as an ‘entertainment’ medium, the...

Mailto Ransomware under the skin of explorer.exe

 March 3, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

All of us, at some point in time,  must have heard the story of Wolf and the flock of sheep. The fooling trick used by the wicked wolf of pretending to be a sheep is still in use by many malware authors. They pretend to be genuine processes to achieve...