Android ransomware demands iTunes gift card as a ransom – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Bajrang Mane| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:12:04 +0000

Typically, a ransomware will demand money or cryptocurrency after it has locked down your computer or phone or encrypted its data. But, Quick Heal Security Labs has spotted an Android ransomware that demands iTunes gift cards after it locks down the infected device. These gift cards can be sold on…

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Quick Heal Total Security receives BEST+++ certification from AVLab in Fileless Malware Protection Test

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:14:28 +0000

AVLab is an independent organization that conducts tests on security software for corporate networks and individual user devices. These tests are conducted by using malicious software, tools, and bypassing security techniques that are used in real cyberattacks. In October 2017, AVLab conducted a Fileless Malware Protection Test. In this test,…

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An emerging trend of DDE based Office malware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:27:30 +0000

For the past few years, we have been seeing macro-based attacks through Object Linking Embedding (OLE)/Microsoft Office files. But, presently, attackers are using a different technique to spread malware through Office files – using a new attack vector called ‘Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)’. DDE is an authorized Microsoft Office feature that provides several methods for transferring data between applications. Once the communication protocol is established, it doesn’t require user interactions…

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Beware of fake social media messages that talk about SMS-based Aadhaar-LIC linking

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:11:32 +0000

You might be aware that LIC policyholders must now link their Aadhaar and PAN to their policies according to a directive issued by the Government of India. The deadline for the Aadhaar-LIC linking is December 31, 2017. And unsurprisingly, fraudsters have started misusing news to their advantage. How? Read what…

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

Credit to Author: Bajrang Mane| Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:23:03 +0000

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…

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Technical Analysis of ‘IcedID’: a new sophisticated banking Trojan – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Bajrang Mane| Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:23:03 +0000

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…

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Beware! 12.5 million emails hiding a ransomware have been let loose by Necurs botnet

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:40:57 +0000

If you weren’t careful with your incoming emails, then it’s time you should. Attackers have released 12.5 million emails hiding a ransomware called the Scarab malware. And Necurs botnet, the world’s largest email spam botnet, is being used in this attack. First, what is a botnet? A group of computers…

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Beware! 12.5 million emails hiding ransomware have been let loose by Necurs botnet

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:40:57 +0000

Necurs BotnetIf you weren’t careful with your incoming emails, then it’s time you should. Attackers have released 12.5 million emails hiding a ransomware called the Scarab malware. And Necurs botnet, the world’s largest email spam botnet, is being used in this attack. First, what is a botnet? A group of computers…

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Imgur security breach: If you use Imgur, then change your password immediately!

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:55:01 +0000

Popular image-sharing site Imgur has issued a notification through its official blog about a security breach that impacted 1.7 million users. This breach had occurred back in 2014. The company learned about this from security researcher Troy Hunt. What was compromised in the Imgur security breach? Data of 1.7 million Imgur…

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Massive campaign delivering Monero Miner via compromised websites – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:21:16 +0000

Ransomware outbreaks have been on the rise for quite some time now but suddenly we are observing a change in this trend.  Seems like the rise observed in cryptocurrency valuations especially for Bitcoins is making attackers to go after cryptocurrency mining. Cryptocurrency miner malware have become hot attack vectors for…

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5 things you must know about the Uber data breach if you are worried about it

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:03:55 +0000

Uber_data_breachFor any business, suffering a data breach is bad. But, not informing its customers about the breach is downright worse. And Uber, a global transportation app company, has made itself into a glaring example of the above statement. Last Tuesday (21.11.2017), Uber Technologies revealed that hackers were able to compromise…

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