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Security news updates from the last week

 December 1, 2012

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This week was a rather busy one in the security industry. Here are some of the notable highlights that you should not miss out on. Authorized email monitoring increases by 36% in September 2012 According to reports, email monitoring by national security agencies has jumped by 36% in September 2012....

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 November 16, 2012

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Parents of school going kids have several questions when it comes to cyber security. Some of these issues involve the freedom and time that should be given to kids when they access the Internet. Other questions revolve around the mode of access in the first place. Today it is very...

Breaking down a fraudulent RBI email

 November 1, 2012

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I just received a scam email in my gmail inbox that pretends to be from the RBI. The message dangles the temptation of a windfall of money but asks me to make a payment first. Such emails are very common but there are still many people who fall for this...

‘Fake Payment Confirmation’ scam emails

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 October 31, 2012

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A series of new spam emails that target computer users and attempt to infect them with a variant of a ZBOT trojan have been discovered. The e-mail attempts to persuade a recipient to open an attachment and claims that the said attachment contains a payment confirmation for the recipient. However,...

Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

 October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...

Beware of Fake Complaint Emails from BBB

 October 18, 2012

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Another email scam that uses the name and logo of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has continued to spread over the Internet. A majority of such emails carry the recognisable BBB torch logo and contain the subject line “Case #91492169”. These emails carry an attachment that contains a malicious executable file...

The FBI’s IC3 releases a public warning about the growing threat of mobile malware

 October 16, 2012

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It is a known fact that malware threats over smartphones, especially on Android, are on the rise and have reached a large number of victims all around the world. To highlight this threat, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning about the growing hazards of mobile malware and...

Beware: Fake mails with the name of RBI

 October 16, 2012

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Fraudsters have gone one step ahead and started circulating e-mails that resemble the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) official letters. These emails appear to come from Mr. D. Subbarao, the Governor of RBI. Such con letters appear to come from the Funds Remittance Department of RBI and they tell the...

New ransomware spreads through malicious links in Skype IMs

 October 11, 2012

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A new malicious worm that spreads through Instant Messages (IMs) over Skype has been discovered. This worm manifests itself as yet another variation of ransomware and also unloads itself to generate a click fraud from the users’ machine. The worm is a strain of the Dorkbot virus and it utilizes...