Email malware

Beware: Fake mails with the name of RBI

 October 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

How to get your kids interested in cyber security?

 October 10, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites...

The evolving nature of malware and security threats

 September 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The composition of malware has changed considerably over the last few years. What used to be an independent and solo industry has now transformed into a professional syndicate. As security solution providers, it is our duty to stay abreast of such changes and evolution to alter our strategy. Here are...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 1, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Fake BlackBerry account activation email A fake BlackBerry account creation email is doing the rounds. The content of the email is the same as a legitimate account creation message sent by RIM, but the attachment with this email is a source of concern. Downloading the attachment can lead to infection...

TrojanDownloader.Kuluoz.B distributed via image based email

 August 28, 2012

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...

New ICICI Bank phishing scam

 July 26, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Phishing, an attempt to steal banking details, is a serious problem faced by banks worldwide. Commonly, a phishing attempt appears as an e-mail that comes from a known institution like a bank or a popular online shopping website. I recently came across such an email which pretends to be from...

Malware attack through Facebook photo tag notification

 July 24, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

This is a warning for Facebook users. A fraudulent email is circulating on the Internet claiming to be from Facebook and saying you’ve been tagged in a photo. The email probably looks like this: On a closer look the email is from “notification” and not from a “” domain. This...

Phishing Scam: Axis Bank

 June 28, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Phishing scams are commonly carried out with specially crafted emails which look a lot like legitimate ones. Anybody who is new to the Internet can be easily tricked by a sophisticated phishing scam that attempts to get valuable information. Scammers send bulk emails to random email addresses in their possession....

Are you the Spam – Junkie?

 June 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Isn’t the Internet just the perfect thing? You log on to your email account and viola! Your friends, relatives, colleagues, close, semi-close and not even close people are just a ‘send’ away. Even the cute picture of a baby dressed in a pumpkin suit that you absolutely loved can be...