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On Data Privacy Day, here are 10 simple tips to keep your data safe

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 January 25, 2018

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Recognized annually on January 28th, Data Privacy Day is defined as a centered approach towards respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is a global effort to raise and promote awareness around protecting one’s data and privacy. With this thought in mind, we have put together these 10 tips...

Quick Heal thwarts attempts of a JAVA jRAT phishing campaign targeting an international embassy in India

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 January 16, 2018

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Earlier we had blogged about how JAVA based jRAT malware were evolved in the recent times. At Quick Heal Security Labs, we are actively observing jRAT campaigns happening in the wild. These JAVA malware spread through phishing campaigns. While analyzing one such phishing campaign, we found that an International embassy in India was being targeted by phishers. The malware used in the phishing campaign was the infamous JAVA malware called jRAT. ...

Mumbai businessman loses ₹5.8 lakh in a spear phishing scam

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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...

Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’

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 October 23, 2017

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A few days back I received a message from one of my contacts on WhatsApp. The message read, “OMG!! Have you seen this? link” As you may have noticed, the message does not say much but has a link bearing the name of a popular online store. I didn’t click...

How a ransomware infects your computer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 October 11, 2017

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Education is a constant process – it never stops. While we have spoken about ransomware at great lengths in the past, there is no reason why we should not be doing that again. Ransomware is probably the most dreaded cyberthreat that can strike anyone and at anytime unless we prepare...

Pharming – What is it and How Can you Dodge it?

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 May 17, 2017

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If someday you intend to go to a mall but end up in a fish market, then that’s a case of bad directional sense. In the digital world, however, we call it pharming! How Does Pharming Work? Phishing is an online fraud where a scammer sends fraudulent emails to the...

Banking malware, Dridex bounces back through PDF

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 May 10, 2017

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Dridex is a banking malware which uses macros to spread on windows systems. Spam email attachments are utilized to spread this infection. Banking malware are generally key loggers. They trick users into opening the attachment; it then records the keystrokes on user’s computer and uses them for their own benefit....

Hrithik Roshan’s Facebook Account Hacked! 5 Tips to secure your Facebook Account

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 September 7, 2016

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The Facebook account of the Mohenjo Daro actor Hrithik Roshan was briefly hacked on Monday evening. Seemed like the hacker wanted to start the week with a bang! Reportedly, after compromising Roshan’s official Facebook account, the hacker put up his own picture as the profile photo. And he continued his...