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Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

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 March 8, 2018

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A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?...

Mumbai businessman loses ₹5.8 lakh in a spear phishing scam

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 November 20, 2017

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This story has been sourced from Hindustan Times. On November 18, a businessman from Powai, Mumbai, received an email that looked like it was sent by a close friend. In the email, the friend informed that he is stuck somewhere and that he needed an urgent loan of ₹5.8 lakh...

Evolution of jRAT JAVA Malware – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

 October 3, 2017

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jRAT (Java Based Remote Access Trojans) malware is not new but its activity has increased recently in the last few months and they are targeting various organizations. Per day, Quick Heal Security Labs identifies thousands of spam emails carrying weaponized JAR as attachments targeting users. These malicious JAR i.e., jRAT...

Ransoc – An unusual ransomware that threatens to expose your personal information

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 November 28, 2016
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Mostly a ransomware encrypts your files and demands money in exchange for a key that can decrypt the data. And the payment is demanded in Bitcoins. Ransoc is different in the way it works and the medium it uses for the payment. How does Ransoc work? Once your computer is...

5 Things that Show you’re Sharing too Much Information Online

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 September 21, 2016

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It’s easier for predatory animals (lions, wolves, bears, hawks, etc.) to hunt their preys on open grounds with fewer or no places to hide. And this scenario is no different for us when we are online. The moment we get on the Internet, we place ourselves on a hunting patch...

It’s Social Media Day! Here are 10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

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 June 30, 2016

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Social Media day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 on June 30th. For obvious reasons, this day recognizes the impact social media has had and is having on global communication and the Internet community as a whole. And we thought what could be better to celebrate...

What is Malvertising and How to Stay Away from it?

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 June 21, 2016

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If anything, cybercriminals are an ambitious lot. They keep themselves busy in devising new methods to scam the Internet population. And malvertising is just one of their nefarious tricks. In this post, we will help you understand what is malvertising, how it works, and how you can protect yourself from...

Malware Alert! Beware of Fake Emails with the subject line ‘Amazon Order Dispatched…’

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 May 18, 2016

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After you are done shopping on any e-commerce website, receiving a confirmation email about your purchase is an expected thing. But, if you are receiving any such confirmation emails whose sender seems to be a popular online shopping portal and are mostly blank but contain attachment(s), then be cautious. Many...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace

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 April 4, 2016

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Since its invention, ransomware has been one of the biggest banes in the computer security world. It may have started as any other malware, but the way it has evolved only shows that malware authors do not take respite from their work. As technology grew and advancements came into economics,...