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Tag: Malware

Biometric
1 In 3 Biometric Data Computers Face Hacking Attempts

New Delhi: One in three computers (37 per cent) engaged in collecting biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, a new report said on Friday. The devices — servers and workstations — use to collect, process and store biometric data (such as fingerprints, hand geometry, face, voice and iris […]

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42 Malicious Apps Affected 8 Million Android Users

London: Security researchers have detected a massive year-long adware campaign where the involved apps were installed on users’ Android devices eight million times from Google Play alone. Slovak internet security company ESET identified 42 apps on Google Play as belonging to the campaign, which had been running since July 2018. Of those, 21 were still […]

cyber crime
Dark web listings of malware on the rise: Study

London: There has been a 20 per cent rise in the dark net listings of malware targeting enterprises, warns a study. The dark net is that part of the Internet which is inaccessible when using standard browsers like Google. The study by cybersecurity company Bromium and researchers at the University of Surrey in Britain found […]

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Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack: Reports

San Francisco: Microsoft has alerted some of its webmail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said. In an email notification to some affected users on Saturday, Microsoft said it became aware of an issue involving unauthorised access to some customers’ web-based email accounts by cybercriminals. “We have identified […]

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90 pc malware spread through spam in 2018: F-Secure

New Delhi: Global cybersecurity firm F-Secure on Tuesday said spam emerged as the most common method for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018, accounting for nine out of every 10 infection attempts throughout the year. Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications or online shopping invoices have been popular with cybercriminals all year long, the cybersecurity […]

Locky follows path of its predecessor WannaCry, IT Min says beware

Bhubaneswar: While the mastermind behind the WannaCry ransomware is still at large, malware Locky has taken over systems around the world. The virus, like its predecessor, encrypts data of computers, hacks website and demands money through bitcoins to restore the data. Meanwhile, IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera has asked to adopt the same preventive measures […]

Locky ransomware: Odisha Crime Branch issues advisory to prevent virus attack

Bhubaneswar: As a preventive measure against possible threats of Locky ransomware, after the Centre sounded alert on the deadly virus earlier this month, the cyber cell of Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday issued an advisory asking users to upgrade their cyber security and follow guidelines for safekeeping of their digital platforms from the deadly virus. […]

'Locky' is largest malware campaign in 2017

New York: Locky ransomware’s re-emergence with new email distribution campaign has been touted as one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, the media reported. The ransomware, once considered almost defunct, sent over 23 million emails with the malware to the US workforce in just 24 hours on August 28, zdnet.com […]

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Google will now pay upto $2,00,000 for finding bug in Android

New York: Days after a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, Google has now increased the bounty for finding a bug in Android OS to as much as $2,00,000, a media report has said. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps were downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 […]

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Now 'Judy' malware infects 36.5 mn Android phones globally

New Delhi: As the world was still recovering from the “WannaCrypt” ransomware attack, a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, making its way through Google Play Store. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps have been downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 million times. Some of the malware-affected […]

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