Ryuk ransomware Attack on Jackson county fetches hackers a whopping $400,000

Ryuk Ransomware

The entire computer system of Jackson County, Georgia was hit by a massive Ryuk ransomware attack on March 01. Authorities confirmed that the attack has affected all the departments. This ransomware leads to a complete shut down unless the files are recovered using the decryption key. Emails as well as emergency services were affected by […]

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India witnessed over 4.36 lakh cyberattacks in the first half of 2018

India witnessed over 4.36 lakh cyberattacks in the first half of 2018

India ranks 21st in the global tally with 6,95,396 attacks hackers across various countries. However, India took the 13th spot in terms of hackers initiating attacks with 73,482 such incidents. Globally, the UK was the biggest source country with a total of 97,680,746 attacks this year, while the US was the top destination country with […]

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Rarog – A cryptomining Trojan is out in the wild

Rarog

A malware family Rarog is out in the internet and being excessively used by the cyber criminals to execute cryptocurrency mining operations. Reseachers claim it to be an appealing option for hackers due to its low cost, easy configurations and support for multiple cryptocurrencies. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 research team, which posted a blog on Wednesday […]

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Slingshot, an APT Malware making its way through routers in the Network

Slingshot

An APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) malware, Slingshot, attacks victims by entering via routers and gaining kernel access to control the device entirely. According the Kaspersky researchers, this malware has unique tactics into entering the network as well as effectively stealing sensitive information by hiding itself in the plain day light. It is created by advanced […]

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India is amongst the top financial markets open to Ransomware attacks!

India finance markets

India is growing, while economy is set to hit the $10trillion mark in a decade or so, clearly it is a great story but with this growth, digitization becomes great responsibility. The onus of making a robust infrastructure which helps in protecting the cyber services and digital information of the company is massive. Nearly 40% […]

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Locky Ransomware- Why this malware just won’t perish? Ykcol and Asasin- 2 more variants

locky ransomware

Within less than a month, 2 new version of Locky ransomware have been released. YKCOL, locky spelled backwards and ASASIN extension. It came to light in a spam blast to 3 million mail-boxes on 19th September within 3 hours. ASASIN another variant has appeared on 10th October. The ykcol ransomware follows the same convention as […]

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Xafecopy Trojan widespread in Android mobile devices

Android Users Be cautions from Xafecopy Trojan

A new mobile malware Xafecopy Trojan has been detected in India, Kaspersky said in a report. It steals money from victim’s mobile phones via Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) billing payment method. Victim’s mobile currency is used without his knowledge. Around 40 % audience of this malware has been detected in India. Xafecopy Trojan is disguised […]

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Red Alert ! Bring Locky Ransomware turbulence under control before it causes havoc !

Red Alert ! Against Massive Locky Ransomware

Indian government issued a warning about Locky ransomware attack on September 2, 2017. According to the researchers, this ransomware is mainly spreading via massive email spam campaigns circulating with the common subject lines like “please print”, “documents”, “photo”, “Images”, “scans” and “pictures” in an attempt to convince victims into infecting themselves with Locky ransomware. However […]

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