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The Runner: a key component of the SamSam ransomware campaign – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 February 8, 2018

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In Jan 2018, Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health (healthcare network) was attacked by SamSam ransomware. It encrypted the files containing patients’ data which disrupted their critical services. Even though SamSam is not a new ransomware, it has evolved over a period of time. We had observed its first variant in Feb...

IcedID – a new sophisticated banking Trojan: a technical analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 November 29, 2017

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IcedID is a new player in the banking Trojan family. It has a modular architecture and capable of stealing banking credentials of the user by performing a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM). IcedID sets up a local proxy and redirects all Internet traffic through it. Additionally, it can download and execute components...

A Report by Quick Heal Labs on Password Stealing Malware

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 May 19, 2016

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Almost every computer user has more than one account for social networking sites, email accounts, bank accounts, online shopping portals, etc. And for obvious reasons, it becomes difficult for them to remember their login credentials, and this gives away to a habit of saving username and passwords in web browsers,...

Security Vulnerabilities for Android and iOS Hit An All-time High in 2015

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 December 4, 2015

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Quick Heal hopes it has been a good year for you. But, has it been a good year for your mobile devices as well? It has been an alarming year for both Android and iOS users. If Android users were vulnerable to Stagefright attacks, iOS users had their own share...

5 Common Myths that Stop People from Using an Antivirus

 August 26, 2014

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While this may seem like a bit of an odd subject to venture into, in this blog post we will list out some common reasons, or excuses, why you don’t really need antivirus or an effective computer security for your home PC. Out of the millions of computer users around...

FIFA World Cup malware threats – Don’t ‘Risk Everything’!

 June 17, 2014

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With the FIFA World Cup well and truly underway now, hackers and spam artists are having a field day too. While we enjoy the samba action and watch an exciting sequence of matches unfold, these malicious parties are busy cooking up ways to catch unsuspecting users off-guard with innovative World...

FIFA World Cup 2014: Watch out for Malware Attacks and Scams!

 May 30, 2014

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Around the world, while billions of fans are anticipating the biggest sporting event in the world, malware artists are webbing plans to turn soccer fans into victims. The FIFA World Cup 2014 is two weeks away, and scammers are all prepped up to launch a fresh wave of attacks. Who’s...

Alert for users of Instagram, Bitly and Android and other security news

 May 10, 2014

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There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Android Malware on the Loose – Android.Hehe.A

 April 1, 2014

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The name of this malware may sound funny, but what it can do to your mobile, may not be so. Here’s a quick overview of the Android malware called Android.Hehe.A What is it? Android.Hehe.A is a Trojan horse designed to infect Android devices.   How does it look? Once installed...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 March 8, 2014

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There are several interesting new developments in the security world, and here are some of the news stories from the week gone by that you should be looking at. Facebook Whatsapp deal for $19 billion still not completed due to privacy concerns If you have doubts about your private data...