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What is Virus?

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment December 18, 2018

A virus is an independent program that is installed against the will of the user on computer. The virus installs itself into the software or into the operating system, damages the software, and then continues to spread throughoutthe system. The same makes the human biological virus that causes thedisease, hence the name. The word “virus“is often used […]

The number of virus-miners increased seven-fold – McAfee

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment July 11, 2018

The number of virus-miners increased seven-fold – McAfee – As the value of crypto-currency increases, cybercriminals are increasingly engaged in the development of viruses-miners. Victims of virus-miners are not only ordinary users, but also entire companies, including the manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla. In January-March 2018, 2.9 million varieties of viruses were detected, infecting the […]

First Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 9, 2017

Really not hard for a well-funded state-sponsored hacking group to break into corporate sites and compromise systems with malware, but what’s challenging to them is to keep that back door and its communication undetectable from a firewall and other network monitoring applications. However, a cyber-espionage group known as “Platinum, ” that is positively targeting governmental […]

Beware! Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 8, 2017

“Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually permit it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents. ” You might have heard of precedent security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based cracking technique to hack computer systems through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly word, attached […]

Slack, Telegram and Other Chat Apps Being Used as Malware Control Channels

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 7, 2017

Third party chat platforms like Slack, Discord, and Telegram are in risk as cybercriminals utilize them to create command-and-control (C&C) infrastructure for malware functions. Researchers at Trend Micro took a closer look at platforms including conversation programs, self-hosted chat clients, and social networks to see whether their program programming interfaces (APIs) could be turned into […]

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