Latest IT Security News, Alerts and Updates

 December 21, 2013

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  Target’s Customers Targeted by Hackers during Holiday Shopping American retailing company, Target has confirmed a hacking incident that exposed its customers’ data. This data includes names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and even security codes. The company stated that customers who did ‘physical’ (not online) shopping between...

What is Ransomware and How to remove it using Quick Heal?

 August 12, 2013

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Ransomware is called so, because it holds the victim’s computer hostage in return for money (ransom) from the user. This post tells you about ransomware, and how Quick Heal helps you deal with it. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a sophisticated malware. It hijacks the victim’s system and renders it...

Manhattan Court charges creators of Gozi, the world’s most destructive financial virus

 January 25, 2013

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In a landmark development for the cyber security world, three cyber criminals have been charged in a Federal Manhattan Court in New York for stealing ‘tens of millions of dollars’ from online banking customers. The hackers were guilty of running Gozi, one of the most advanced and financially destructive viruses...

Security news updates from the week gone by

 December 15, 2012

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Bangalore biggest target of cyber crimes in 2012 The cyber criminal cell at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reported that out of all Indian cities, Bangalore faced the most number of cyber crimes in 2012. Close to 400 reported incidents have been witnessed till the end of November in...

How to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from an infected machine

 September 27, 2012

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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,...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 8, 2012

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AntiSec collects 12 million Apple UDIDs from hacked FBI laptop, FBI denies it! AntiSec, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, claimed to have gotten their hands on 12 million Apple UDIDs from a hacked FBI laptop. They published 1 million of these IDs to validate their claim. However, the FBI...

Fake FBI ransomware demands money to unlock machines

 August 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...