malvertising attack

What is a malvertising attack? The word “Malvertising” means malicious advertising. In this malicious practice hackers target the visitors of genuine and reputed websites. And for that they either sneak into a reputed advertising networks like Adsense or Infolinks, or well known popular websites like Yahoo, New York Times, The Onion etc. When you as a user visit a website infected with malvertising malware, your system get infected with advertising malware. The most worrying fact of this malware is that it does not require any kind of user interaction (like clicking on a ad or a link). How dangerous is a malvertising attack? It dependsRead More →

android ransomware

Everybody is talking about ransomware and Windows security loopholes after the deadly extortion attack last Friday. But what about the 800 million android users worldwide? Are android users vulnerable to any kind of android ransomware (malware) attack? Yes, just like Windows OS, Android is also vulnerable to malware attacks, especially ransomware attacks. In fact, researchers rank ransomware the number one mobile malware risk for 2016-17. Our dependence on smartphones is increasing day by day, thanks to the advancement in the smartphone technology. Latest smartphones meet our technological needs with ease. Now a days if you have a latest smartphone probably you are not going toRead More →

wannacry

WannaCry? Well, we all go through that emotion but right now we are not talking about that feeling but about a dangerous ransomware that can truly make you cry. In couple of days “WannaCry” ransomware has made 100,000 users from 150 countries cry. WannaCry ransomware attack is the biggest extortion attack ever recorded. It has already affected Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway network, and many universities in China. Apart from that many factories, government agencies, banks and transport systems in India, US, Russia have been affected. The fast spreading capability of this ransomware has made it really dangerous.     What WannaCry Ransomware DoesRead More →

phishing attack

A new and unique kind of phishing attack is spreading rapidly among Google Docs users. If you use Google Docs please make sure your google account is not infected already. If you suspect  it is infected, go to your Google Account Security Checkup. Check if your google account recovery information is correct and uptodate, and also check which devices are connected to your Google account. And finally look over the permissions you have allotted to various apps, devices and plugins. If you find something suspective in the list, remove it.   This sure is not going to rub out your misery if you are alreadyRead More →

macos malware

When it comes to malware macOS is as vulnerable as any other operating system. Lately the new macOS malware is hitting the headlines on account of its nasty method of taking over user’s PC. It all starts with a standard phishing attack. The victim receives an email with a subject line that there is some issue with your tax return (or something equally intriguing). For more details it recommends user to download a .zip file that is attached with the email. When the user tries to open the .zip file a malware executable file (named AppStore) gets executed and it automatically gets downloaded in theRead More →

online fraud

With the increase use of the Internet, cyber crime / online fraud activities are rocketing day by day. According to the MarkMonitor Online Fraud Barometer, 45% of consumers have been victims of online fraud, but surprisingly most of the victims prefer not to report these crimes to authorities. The most common type of cyber attack they encounter are false requests to reset social media account passwords and emails impersonating legitimate companies attempting to ask for personal information. The prime reason behind such crimes is the inadequate knowledge of consumers about cyber security. Online fraudulent activities not only discouraging consumers from using internet for any shoppingRead More →

  Man convicted of hacking Gmail/ iCloud accounts and stealing private photos and videos of at least 30 celebrities is going to Jail!   Edward Majerczyk, 29 years old illinois man who is accused of breaking into the apple icloud and gmail of celebrities to obtain their private photos and videos has agreed to plead guilty and he is going to face nine-month prison sentence. Between Nov 23, 2013 and August 2014, he tricked more than 30 celebrities including oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, into turning over their usernames and passwords for such services as Apple’s iCloud and Google’s Gmail. He used a tactic known asRead More →