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

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:09:15 +0000

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. …

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A week in security (January 1 – January 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:48:57 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 7, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play.

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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:50:29 +0000

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

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A week in security (January 1-8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:48:57 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 8, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play.

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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data.

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5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:15:30 +0000

By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping sites.  And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might send…

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:19 +0000

The digital world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all – unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. From the oldest tricks in the book to all new types of scams, it seems everyone is turning their attention to Bitcoin. What are the threats, and what can you do about it to stay safe?

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A state of constant uncertainty or uncertain constancy? Fast flux explained

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Although often seen as an illegal cybercriminal tactic, the methodology behind fast flux is actually far from evil. So how is it being abused? Read on to learn more.

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