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What is Bad Rabbit Ransomware and how can you stay safe?

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 October 25, 2017
Bad Rabbit Ransomware

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On 24 October 2017 (Tuesday), a new ransomware was let loose on the Internet. It is known as Bad Rabbit and seems to bear similar characteristics to the infamous NotPetya ransomware. Victims of Bad Rabbit Organizations in Russia and Ukraine were the initial casualties of this ransomware – they include...

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...

Malware alert! Beware of the BTCWare Aleta Ransomware

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 July 25, 2017

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Quick Heal Security Labs has observed the entry of a new BTCWare ransomware (first observed at the beginning of 2017) variant called ‘Aleta’. This ransomware is called so because it appends a “.aleta” extension to files it encrypts in an infected computer. Although BTCWare ransomware variants do not seem to...

DOs and DON’Ts to stay safe from Ransomware (infographic)

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 June 28, 2017

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Unless you live in a cave, you would definitely know what is a ransomware. It is a malware that is keeping Internet users awake at nights and restless during the day. It does not strike with a warning, and when it does it does not leave without causing a catastrophe....

Petya ransomware is affecting users globally, here are things you can do

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 June 28, 2017
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Quick Heal Security Labs has come across a new strain of Petya Ransomware that is affecting users globally. This clearly looks like early signs of a new ransomware attack that is spreading fast across the globe. Currently, we have seen multiple reports of this ransomware attack from several countries. Our...

AES-NI Ransomware adopts combination of Fileless and Code Injection technique

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 June 22, 2017

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Cybercriminals are adopting unique ways for spreading malware and this has been evident in the cases of the Cerber ransomware where the RIG exploit was used and the WannaCry ransomware which used the SMBv1 vulnerability. And now it’s the AES-NI ransomware which uses a combination of fileless and code injection...

WannaCry’s Never Say Die Attitude Keeps It Going!

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 June 22, 2017

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Over the past few months, the cybersecurity world was at buzz due to the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. The attack was launched on a massive scale. The campaign started after the disclosure of NSA exploit leak by a hacker group called Shadow Brokers. Taking advantage of unpatched systems all over...

WannaCry Ransomware Recap: Some important facts you need to know

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 May 24, 2017

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Ransomware is a malware that locks your computer making it inaccessible or it encrypts your data. It then demands you to pay a ransom for unlocking the computer or decrypting the data. This post talks about the file encrypting ransomware called WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history! 1....

MS17-010 – Windows SMB server exploitation leads to ransomware outbreak

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 May 13, 2017

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The Microsoft Windows SMB (Server Message Block) is being actively exploited in the wild, post the Shadow Brokers (TSB) leak in April 2017. According to Microsoft’s blog, the exploits were already covered in previously released security bulletins. The Shadow Broker exploits named ‘EternalBlue’ and ‘EternalRomance’ and ‘EternalSynergy’ are addressed by...