Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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Trojans: What’s the real deal?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:40:47 +0000

We take a fresh look at Trojans: the history of the term, the most popular threats over the years, the different types of Trojans, and their relationship with social engineering.

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Blast from the past: stowaway Virut delivered with Chinese DDoS bot

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0000

A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that’s been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack?

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MIRUS – a cryptomining virus

Credit to Author: Preksha Saxena| Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:59:54 +0000

Cryptocurrencies are all the vogue now. This has resulted in the emergence of increasing cryptocurrency mining activities. Several platforms make mining services available to users. One such platform that provides JavaScript cryptocurrency miners for websites is CoinHive. Recently, we have analyzed a virus that infects user files with mining scripts. CoinHive is…

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Virus Infectors: a perpetual attack vector – A report by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Amar Patil| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:51:57 +0000

2017 was the year of ransomware and cryptocurrency miners but we are still seeing infectors posing as a prominent attack vector. However, old infectors still remain a significant threat to users. In 2017, we observed a few old infector families making new versions of their old code, though no new…

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Virus Infectors : A Perpetual Attack Vector – A report by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Amar Patil| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:51:57 +0000

2017 was the year of ransomware and cryptocurrency miners but we are still seeing infectors posing a prominent attack vector. Although old, infectors still remain a significant threat to users. In 2017, we observed a few old infector families making new versions of their old code, though no new prominent…

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Our computers, ourselves: digital vs. biological security

Credit to Author: Chris Fistonich| Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:12:05 +0000

People often wonder how computer and biological viruses are the same. We compare the two, and what our computers and bodies do to fight them—it’s digital vs. biological security.

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