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New wave of Mal-Spam campaign attaching Disk Imaging Files

 January 24, 2020

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

From past few months at Quick-Heal Labs, we have been observing a sudden rise in Spear Phishing mail containing distinct file formats as attachment like IMG, ISO, etc. These new types of attachments are mainly used to deploy some well-known and older Remote Access Trojans. The subject of these emails...

Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS

 January 24, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Ako Ransomware targeting businesses using RaaS Quick Heal security researchers recently observed ransomware that uses RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) which is a subpart of MaaS (Malware as a Service). Before delving into the AKO ransomware or RaaS, one must understand what Malware as a Service means, as it is...

First Node.js-based Ransomware : Nodera

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Recently while threat hunting, Quick Heal Security Labs came across an unusual Node.js framework based Nodera ransomware. The use of Node.js framework is not seen commonly across malware families. Latest development by threat actors reveal a nasty and one-of-its-kind ransomware being created; one that uses Node.js framework, which enables it to infect Windows...

Windows 7 reaches End of Life (EOL) – Are you ready for the risks or would you rather upgrade your OS?

 January 22, 2020

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

14 Jan 2020 marked a huge day for Windows, as Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, the operating system that had been touching lives for nearly 11 years. Introduced almost a decade back, Windows 7 was designed basically to fix the failures that came with Windows Vista. The popularity of...

STOP (Djvu) Ransomware: Ransom For Your Shady Habits!

 January 15, 2020

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

With almost 200 extensions, STOP (djvu) ransomware can be said to be 2019’s most active and widespread ransomware. Although this ransomware was active a year before, it started its campaign aggressively in early 2019. To evade detection, it has been continuously changing its extensions and payloads. For earlier infections, data...

Security resolutions for 2020 to stay safe online!

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

As we are about to enter the new year, it’s ritualistic to reflect on our experiences from the passing year and make resolutions for the New Year. Most people make resolutions around good heath, their life goals, etc. Here is a different angle to our routine resolutions’ list – Security...

Skills that can help kids deal with cybersecurity challenges NOW & LATER

 December 27, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

With the growing incidences of cyber-attacks, it has become indispensable for us to prepare our kids to face the challenges of cyber security head-on, rather than shy away from them. While schools do their best to make kids aware of the good and bad of using the internet, parents are...

Top Cyber-security trends affecting Windows users during 2019

 December 19, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The year 2019 saw several new and recurring incidences of cyber-attacks, giving enterprises sleepless nights and the general public a run for security cover. However, there were a few trending malware that kept creating havoc and continued to keep the security experts on toes! Here’s a quick insight on few...

Cybercrime not limited to Metro cities – Wake up call for Smaller cities of India!

 December 9, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Cyber-attacks and cybercrimes are no more only about metro cities of India. In fact, cyber criminals are quick to shift their attention to smaller cities, owing to the fact that people/businesses in smaller cities are less familiar with the need or importance of cyber security. This makes it easier for...

Pegasus like spyware could be snooping on you right now!!

 November 22, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

The recent news of Pegasus spyware attack via WhatsApp that targeted lawyers, journalists and human rights activists, offers an astonishing revelation on the kind of havoc such spyware can create. We covered the topic extensively, recently. The frequent media buzz about the recent incident of snooping by Pegasus spyware which...