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Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

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The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

Beware of Fake FedEx Tracking Report Notification

 January 20, 2012

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Last week some of our customers informed us that they are receiving spam emails claiming to be from FedEx carrying the subject line: “FedEx Shipment Notification”. The email looks like this: The spam email contains a Zip file. Upon extraction, it presents an executable file named “FedEx_Tracking_Report_Notification_ID.exe”. This is a...

Fake emails – American Airlines

 January 18, 2012

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I have come across some significant activity related to spam email messages that are pretending to be from American Airlines. This email misguides the user that his purchased ticket scan copy is attached with this email and asks him to print it for use. The email has “Ticket.zip” as an...

Phishing Campaign Using Spoofed US-CERT Emails

 January 13, 2012

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Phishers are using spoofed email addresses from the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) to trick recipients into downloading a malicious executable file. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address soc@us-cert.gov with the subject line: “Phishing incident report call number: PH0000003863970”. The fake warning claims US-CERT has opened...

On-going Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 January 13, 2012

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A series of phishing attacks aimed at stealing Gmail and Yahoo user login information is on the rise. I believe that the attacks were part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter the login details on such phishing links, then...

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

 December 31, 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Top 10 Malware Families (Mobile) of 2011

 December 31, 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Android Malware of this year. Below list is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Phone Text Message Lottery Scam

 November 23, 2011

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It is seen that Advance-Fee Fraud i.e. a confidence trick to earn money is being used by scammers sending phone text (SMS) messages as a means of tricking new victims. These text messages claim that the recipient has won a substantial sum of money in an online lottery as shown...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

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Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

Surfing the Internet the secure way with browser sandbox

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 November 1, 2011

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PC’s today are mostly victims of infections caused by visiting infected websites that drop malware codes. Even though we have website reputation checks implemented by all anti-malware software, there is always a slight chance that the user may visit a newly infected website that has not yet been classified as...