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Worrying changes in the European Union Threat Landscape

IT security professionals try building high-performance security tools keeping in view the changing nature of the threat landscape. However, they note two fundamental issues have stayed constant. First, the threat landscape continuously evolves and gains sophistication. Second, attackers remain a […]

IBM Security uncovers GozNym malware, a Trojan targeting bank accounts

According to a recent report from CNBC, the IBM Security team has uncovered a serpent-like Trojan called as GozNym. The GozNym malware targets banking accounts and it remains asleep until the user starts logging into his bank account using net […]

Malware misuses the Windows God Mode to hide itself

God Mode, the hidden Windows tweak is the latest to be used by hackers and malware writers to hide malware on Windows computers. Cyber criminals are now placing files inside this master control panel, commonly called as GodMode to redirect […]

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

Indonesia, Pakistan on top in malware attacks, according to Microsoft

According to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal are some of the Asian countries, where the highest number of malware attacks is reported. Microsoft’s team uploaded this report on its ‘Microsoft Security […]

USB Thief

Deadly USB-based data stealing malware discovered

Antivirus firm ESET has discovered a unique Trojen program dubbed as the USB Thief that is almost undetectable and is designed to steal information from PC’s not connected to the internet. Win32/PSW.Stealer.NAI or the USB Thief is hugely different compared […]

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Microsoft details how it defends against persistent attackers

With the rise in Cyber threats Microsoft has been striving hard to neutralize the same by introducing new security initiatives at regular intervals. It was for this very reason that Microsoft killed the RC4 Cipher recently. Microsoft Malware Protection Center […]

Samas Ransomware

Samas changes the way a Ransomware operates

A typical ransomware is a threat affects consumers and enterprise the same way.  Basically, it’s a malware used as an exploit kit campaign, a payload to spam email, or a macro malware. It prevents the users to access their data […]

New Linux Trojan takes Screenshots and Records Audio

A recent report released by Doctor Web has detected a new Trojan for Linux users. The Trojan named as the Linux.Ekocms.1 reportedly takes the screenshots, download different files on the compromised machine and helps the hackers spy on the users. […]

Brain, the first PC Virus turns 30 today

The transfer process of virus is much sophisticated today. Earlier, it was pretty simple! Business people who traveled the world with floppy disks in their briefcases could infect the computers on which they used the disks. BRAIN was the first […]

First JavaScript ransomware, Ransom32 discovered

The SaaS model has been picking up the pace and is considered as one of the best platforms to conduct businesses, however, on the other hand, this has also given rise to a large number of malware writers and cyber […]

Major WordPress sites including Readers Digest infected by malware

A majority of content-centric sites across the Internet are running on WordPress. There are reports that the Angler exploit kit has compromised many WordPress sites either directly or indirectly. The attack was carried out by injecting a malicious script within […]

Buhtrap malware distributed via Ammyy website

The security researchers at ESET discovered that visitors to the Ammyy website, somewhere in late October were being served up malware along with the popular and portable Ammyy Admin Remote Desktop Software that allowed the Buhtrap gang to gain control […]

Yahoo affected by malvertising attack

Cybercriminals use different methods to gain access to your computers in a hope to get information they can use for their benefits. Most of the Internet users think that cybercriminals’ activities are limited to smaller websites only. But this proved […]

Microsoft Word Intruder: Malware with a difference

The programs used to create malicious documents that exploit vulnerabilities in Office applications such as Word are now being advertised in underground forums. One such new tool that has recently come up offers the ability to track the effectiveness of […]

Toolbars like Ask.com will be viewed as ‘high-threat’ malware by Microsoft

Microsoft announced its security products will detect programs with browser search protection functionality as malware from this month. Browser protection code and search protection code are used by some programs, especially by toolbar Ask.com, to make it difficult to change […]

WinYahoo PUP changes Secure Preferences in Chrome Browser

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) tend to interfere with everyday computer use by placing advertisements, tool-bars in web browsers and resorting to other nefarious tactics. Options that generally trick you into installing potentially unwanted programs are common during the setup of […]

CrypVault Ransomware Sdelete

Ransomware uses Sysinternals SDelete to delete encryption key files

Researchers have discovered and analyzed a new crypto-ransomware variant with new routines, CrypVault, that encrypts files and make them appear as if they were quarantined files. The ransomware malware then deletes the key files using Microsoft Sysinternals SDelete tool. The growing […]

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Lenovo working with Microsoft and McAfee to counter Superfish

Lenovo is in a fix as its SuperFish was caught in the net. Superfish installs itself as a certificate in the trusted certificates section so that more of advertisements can be shown while running searches etc. Though Lenovo maintains that […]

Lenovo debacle makes buyers turn to Microsoft Signature Edition computers

Following the Lenovo Superfish debacle, people are looking for places and vendors who can provide them with “clean” computers. Clean means no adware, no crapware, no bloatware but only the required operating system and required apps. Microsoft Store has been […]

Class Action Lawsuit against Lenovo for bundling Superfish under consideration

A Class Action Lawsuit against Lenovo, for bundling Superfish malware on its PCs, appears to be under consideration. Lenovo, the Chinese multinational computer Technology Company lately has been in headlines for shipping the machines preloaded with an adware Superfish. The […]

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Lenovo machines come pre-installed with Superfish Adware

If you have recently bought a Lenovo machine, it might contain an Adware called Superfish. Aghast security experts tweeted that some of the Lenovo machines shipped in the month of January still had the Superfish software installed. Lenovo installs Superfish Adware The […]

Scammers are pushing a fake version of AdwCleaner

This adware warning notification on your Windows PC might be fake! A new malware is targeting the Windows users these days. Unlike the common phishing activities, cyber criminals this time are pushing a fake version of the popular browser hijacker […]

VirusTotal adds Trusted Source dialog and demotes mistaken detections

VirusTotal has introduced a new flag called Trusted Source which will show that the downloads are from a trusted source, even if some antivirus software wrongly flag it as malware (false positive). This will help software developers avoid problems being […]

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Fatal Porn-based tagging malware infects thousands of Facebook accounts

It’s time to adjust your Facebook privacy settings as the famous social networking site is attacked by a fatal Porn-based tagging malware infecting thousands of Facebook accounts. Though it is not the first time that Facebook has been infected with […]

Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise, says FBI

What will you do if suddenly your system freezes with a pop up message telling you that you have violated some type of rule and you have to pay a fine in order to unlock your system? With cyber crimes […]

Police Threat Ransomware Mail Kills Autistic Teenager

In what appeared to be a legitimate email from the police department, it was written that the police had caught the teen browsing illegitimate sites and needs to pay a fine of hundred Pounds to stop police from pursuing him […]

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Now Micromax Smartphone starts installing Adware

Micromax, an Indian phone manufacturing company is highly in demand across the nation due to the features and price flexibility it provides to its Smartphone users. But recently one of the users of Micromax has reported that his Micromax A093 […]