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Locky Ransomware extends its family with YKCOL

A new variant of Locky Ransomware has been discovered and has been spreading through a Spam Campaign with the Subject Line “Status of Invoice”. Moreover, the attachments are compressed using 7z, rather than using the .zip extension, which can easily … Continue reading

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New variants of Locky Ransomware are rising

New variants of Locky Ransomware are rising: To proliferate ransomware, cyber criminals often employ spam emails (infectious attachments), unofficial software download sources, trojans, and fake software updates. eScan’s research team has found out that there are two new variants of … Continue reading

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Petya Ransomware Advisory

Petya Ransomware also known as Petrwrap or GoldenEye affects Microsoft Windows based systems and encrypts the data MBR / NTFS in the system using SMB exploits which are not updated with the latest software patch updates. This ransomware outbreak although … Continue reading

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EMAIL HARVESTING – REALTIME

Till recent times, email harvesting was a time consuming process and was never real-time. This constituted, making connections to the smtp server and providing a dictionary to carry out the attack. With the advent of social networking, many sites, in … Continue reading

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