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Malware Attack through Fake YouTube Video

 March 23, 2012

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Internet users are being warned about the latest disguise being used by malware authors in their attempt to infect people’s PCs. The fraud email shown below pretends to be from YouTube and carries the subject line – “Your video on the TOP of YouTube”. Quick Heal proactively blocks this email...

DNSChanger server shutdown date extended to 9th July

 March 7, 2012

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The possible Internet outage on 8th March is avoided as the federal judge has agreed to allow 120 days of extension for organisations and individuals to clean systems of the DNSChanger Trojan. This decision was taken late yesterday. As the earlier 4 month deadline of 8th March arrived, it was...

No Internet starting March 8? Not really!

 February 22, 2012

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There are news stories going around that there will be a complete blockage of the Internet from 8th march. Well this is not the complete and true story. Only the users who are affected with the ‘DNS Changer’ trojan will be facing the Internet blockage and not all the users....

Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

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The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

Android Malware targeting users with fake Android Market website

 January 19, 2012

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Android malware is targeting users with a fake Android Market website URL that is nothing like the real Android Market website (https://market.android.com). When users click on the in-app ad they are taken to something that looks like the official Google Android Market page that may appear to loom like the...

Beware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 January 18, 2012

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News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam mail may have one of the following subjects: – “Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet” – “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?” – “Steve Jobs Alive!” – “Steve Jobs Not...

Phishing Campaign Using Spoofed US-CERT Emails

 January 13, 2012

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Phishers are using spoofed email addresses from the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) to trick recipients into downloading a malicious executable file. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address soc@us-cert.gov with the subject line: “Phishing incident report call number: PH0000003863970”. The fake warning claims US-CERT has opened...

On-going Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 January 13, 2012

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A series of phishing attacks aimed at stealing Gmail and Yahoo user login information is on the rise. I believe that the attacks were part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter the login details on such phishing links, then...

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

 December 31, 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Top 10 Malware Families (Mobile) of 2011

 December 31, 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Android Malware of this year. Below list is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...