Trivia! 5 things you never imagined could be hacked by cyber criminals

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:35:29 +0000

The term “hacking” has become the talk of the town, with one new incidence of hacking being reported every single day. The internet is in for a spin as cases of hacking are getting reported on a global level, triggering the realization that anything and everything with a vulnerable spot…

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Cybersquatting and Typosquatting victimizing innocent customers and brands

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:27:10 +0000

The rapid shift of brands towards online platforms and ecommerce portals, has opened the gates for cyber threats like Phishing, Cybersquatting and Typosquatting. In fact, every entity with an online presence today, feels burdened by the fear of compromising their brand reputation, in the face of these ubiquitous cyber threats….

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You’ve Been Hit By Ransomware. Now What?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 05:20:55 +0000

“ALL YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED”   You see that line flashing on your laptop or desktop and suddenly your adrenaline level shoots up with hundreds of questions already hitting your mind… How Do I Remove that Message? Why Can’t I Access My System? Will I Lose All My Work?…

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“Troldesh’s” One More Variant in the Encryption Offender

Credit to Author: Gulamgaus Shaikh| Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:52:13 +0000

Over the past few days, we have been observing criminals/hackers using a new carrier to deliver the ransomware malware. Recently, Quick Heal Security Labs observed a new variant of Troldesh ransomware which encrypts the data and adds the extension as “.no_more_ransom”. This ransomware comes under Crypto-Ransomware variant, the origin of this…

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What is the price of your stolen identity on the online black market?

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:00:04 +0000

If you thought there is only a black market for stolen mobile phones, drugs, pirated software, etc., then you could be wrong. There is a black market that exists on the Internet and its most lucrative commodity is your personally identifiable information (PII – sensitive information that can be used…

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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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