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Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

 October 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...

Vulnerable Wi-Fi routers lead to attacks and fake websites

 October 19, 2012

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It was recently discovered that millions of ADSL routers were hacked in Brazil to create a large botnet chain. This is an unprecedented move that goes to show that not even our routers are safe from attackers. Many homes and offices use Wi-Fi routers for web access today so it...

Google Play Store may soon get a built-in malware scanner

 October 15, 2012

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Google intends to release a future update to its Google Play Store that will provide client-side protection from malware present in malicious applications. This malware scanner will analyze an application when a user attempts to install it on an Android device. If there is a known strain of malware present...

How to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from an infected machine

 September 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last month we had highlighted the growing threat of a fake FBI notice in the United States which turned out to be a form of ‘Ransomware’. This ransomware was called Moneypak since it demanded a payment of a sum of money through a prepaid Moneypak credit card. In this scenario,...

Fake FBI ransomware demands money to unlock machines

 August 8, 2012

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A new variant of ransomware has been spotted in the United States. We would like to bring this to the notice of our US based customers and also inform users from other geographical locations. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a potent form of malware that locks down an infected machine...

Hype around ‘Dark Knight Rises’ attracts malicious parties

 July 18, 2012

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ releases on July 20th and promises to be one of the most popular movies of all time. It is the final chapter of Nolan’s Batman trilogy and is sure to attract millions of viewers and search queries over the web. Inevitably, there will be a...

Malicious QR codes threaten mobile security

 July 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

How many times have you spotted a QR code and scanned it through your smartphone camera? While these may be an effective tool for marketers to re-direct people to a particular website, how safe are these QR codes? What are QR codes? A Quick Response (QR) code is a square-shaped...

Beware: Hacked websites can now infect your Android smartphone

 May 9, 2012

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Our malware analysis team has discovered a malicious software that targets Android smartphones through hacked websites. This adds further credibility to our predictions about the growing threat of mobile malware. This new malware, known as NotCompatible, gets downloaded automatically when an Android user visits a hacked website. A hidden iframe...

Massive Attack targeting osCommerce sites

 August 6, 2011

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More than 90,000 websites were found to be infected with an iframe that points to:- willysy(dot)com. The effected websites were found using the osCommerce which is an open source e-commerce package used by small vendors to manage their online shops. An iframe is a line of code inserted into a...