Browsing articles from "May, 2015"

Tips to Protect from Ransomware (CryptoLocker, CTB-Locker)

Ransomware, one of the types of threats that have been increasing in recent months. The purpose of this type of malware is to kidnap” a user’s information by encrypting it and to demand payment as a ransom. It has infected your computer, the methods used to propagate ransomware are ordinary enough, such as social engineering through email messages, therefore following simple precautions can stop you falling victim to this type of malware.

The various malware propagation campaigns based on the mass mailing


Facebook Online Lottery Scam

‘Facebook Online Lottery Scam.’ doing the rounds on the Internet. Here’s a brief about what this scam is all about.

From last 2-3 days, we received an unsolicited email informing us about an online lottery pretending to be from FACEBOOK that we just won the sum of $950,000.00. The email stated that, your profile was randomly selected in an open ballot system held in the office here at Menlo Park,well i am glad to let you know that you were one of the 50 lucky selected winners that won the sum of $950,000.00.


‘Fake Payment’ scam emails

Today’s date, there is rise in Payment Scams And Fraud Winning Notifications.

These all are “fraud” which begins with an unexpected email notification i.e. “Payment”, “You have won!” etc. with a large sum of money. Such types of email scams use the names of legitimate corporations/companies, banks but this does not mean that the legitimate organizations are in any way involved with the scams.

The day before, these new scam has been


New AntiUSBWorm :: AutoIt3.exe, Skype.lnk, Google.lnk are in circulation

This worm gets downloaded from the Internet, Dropped by other malware, Propagates via removable drives. It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Creates two Folder on the Sysem

These are the following files inside the Skypee and Google folder:


Basic rules to protect yourself from phishing scams

As internet usage has grown, phishing scams have exploded.

Here are some of the phishing scam messages we’ve come across include notification pending, order confirmation, phony insurance cards, tech support, your computer is infected, friend/link request, shared login screens, shared documents, breaking news, scans, someone who cares has sent you a greeting card, you sent a payment, air fare sale, your bill is now available, software update, parcel delivery problem, I liked your profile …


Facebook News India Scam : Work from Home

Due to an Adware attack on their browser, few users are getting this annoying new popup window in their browser.
This popup ad is a Scam and it is not from official Company.

The title reads “Facebook Pays India Residents Rs.15,792/day To Work From Home“.

The Advertisment has the url “” which looks like a legitimate domain, but