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Android based IoT devices with open ADB port inviting easy attacks by Crypto-miners

 August 7, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The rapid pace at which connected smart home devices are increasing, have opened the gates for a new era of cyber-attacks on IoT devices including smart phones, TVs, IP cameras, etc. These attacks are mostly in the form of crypto mining attacks wherein cryptocurrency-mining botnet enters the targeted device via...

MegaCortex Returns…

 July 30, 2019

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

MegaCortex, a ransomware which was first spotted in January this year, has become active again and has changed the way it previously attacked/targeted the corporate world. In order to simplify its execution and increase its scale of operation, it uses ‘Command Prompt’ instead of ‘PowerShell’ in current targeted campaign. Key...

Trinity Miner using open ADB port to target IoT devices

 July 26, 2019

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

In the 21st century, life is becoming smart and evolving at a fast pace. Even day to day gadgets are becoming smarter. All these IoT devices are powered by ARM-based processor and run on android and unix operating system. These IoT devices include mobiles, smart T.V., routers, IP cameras and...

Webcam Hacking – How to prevent webcam from hacking into your privacy?

 July 19, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Imagine a day when you open your inbox and there’s this one mail containing obscene pics of you flashing on the screen. Right below is a message asking you to pay a hefty ransom to prevent your pics from getting shared with all your accounts. The thought itself is enough...

Ransomware As A Tool – LockerGoga

 July 3, 2019

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Ransomware authors keep experimenting with the development of payload in various dimensions. In the timeline of ransomware implementations, we have seen its evolution from a simple screen locker to multi-component model for file encryption, from novice approach to a sophisticated one. The Ransomware as a Tool has evolved in wild...

Beware! Email attachments can make you victim of spear phishing attacks

 June 21, 2019

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

In the last few months, we’ve seen a sudden increase in Spear Phishing attacks. Spear phishing is a variation of a phishing scam wherein hackers send a targeted email to an individual which appears to be from a trusted source. In this type of attack, the attacker uses social engineering tricks and some...

The website I visited behaves weirdly. I wonder if I’m hacked?

 June 17, 2019

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

After a busy day at office or business, you settle down on the sofa at home with coffee and you want to catch your favourite show on your phone or TV. While streaming you want to make a payment for your bills that are due. You connect to your Wi-Fi...

Beware! The padlock icon and HTTPS are no more indicators of safe website

 June 14, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The evolving cyber threat landscape has taken a new leap. The recent past shows a startling rise in the number of incidences of phishing attacks, where visitors have been lured into clicking fraudulent links, under the cover of security marks like padlock icon and ‘HTTPS’. Considering the rising number of...

What makes Quick Heal’s Next Generation Suite of Features a SMART choice to protect your privacy?

 May 29, 2019

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The cyber threat landscape is evolving every second, with thousands of new potential threats being detected every single day. With people becoming more and more conscious about their privacy and private data, such evolving threats can have a significant impact on the personal and financial life of people. In order...

APT-27 like Newcore RAT, Virut exploiting MySQL for targeted attacks on enterprise

 May 28, 2019

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

In today’s world data is everything, and to store and process this large amount of data, everyone started using computing devices. Database servers which are used for storing this precious data on computing devices include MySQL, MongoDB, MSSQL, etc. But unfortunately, not everyone is conscious about its security. In fact, approximately...