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Urausy Ransomware from HD_video.exe and HD_video.zip files

Urausy Ransomware from HD_video.exe and HD_video.zip files

Why does Urausy Ransomware Employ Fake Video Codecs?

The malicious Urausy Trojan is a ransomware which targets operating Windows systems located in various countries all around the world. The infection is also known by the names of CashU Virus, Ukash Virus, Police Virus, EC3 Police Virus or ICSPA Virus. These names are accredited to the infection accordingly to the money transfer system or law enforcement credentials attached to it. Since the threat is detected in different locations across the world, there are a number of different names which you could recognize it by. Read more »

Hackers Target Private Facebook Accounts

Do you use Facebook? Over 1 billion people all over the world use this social networking site to connect with their friends, post photos and send private messages. The platform is exceptionally popular, and cyber criminals know this. As research shows, any click could be detrimental if you do not take appropriate measures to safeguard your personal Facebook account and the entire operating system altogether. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers warn that you should be most careful about social engineering scams which are spreading across the web. One of the threats you need to shield against is the infamous Facebook has Changed their Privacy Settings Scam. So how can your Facebook account get hacked? What dangers lie behind this? How can you protect your virtual identity? Read more »

Beware: new kind of ransomware on the loose

A new version of a malicious ransomware infection has been detected. Widely known as Your computer has been locked! Virus, the malicious program runs with the assistance of the malicious Kovter infection. All that schemers need to infiltrate the devious trojan onto the PC is for you to click on a random link, open a corrupted spam email attachment, follow a clandestine advertisement or install a bundled download. After this, the malignant Kovter Read more »

Facebook has Changed their Privacy Settings Scam

Computer protection experts keep developing more and more advanced security tools which are meant to guard your virtual security. Nevertheless, schemers behind the Facebook has Changed their Privacy Settings Scam have proven that more and more new ways to expose security backdoors are invented. Even though to this date there is no information allowing Read more »

Evernote Hacked - Millions Must Change Passwords

Evernote Hacked - Millions Must Change Passwords

With Twitter, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook having been hit by hackers in the last few months, now it is Evernote’s turn. The company has announced that around 50 million users' personal data was compromised during a security breach on the first weekend of March. The users affected were informed about it in an email sent by the Evernote, asking them to reset their passwords. Evernote reported that the hackers tried to access secure areas of the service, but luckily they have not succeeded. Unfortunately, the hackers got their hands on millions of usernames, email addresses and passwords. Read more »

Citadel Trojan

Citadel Trojan, the latest version of Zeus malware, is one the biggest concerns for a great number of various institutions around the world. The former version of Citadel is known for its capability to steal online banking credentials and access online banking accounts, while the new Citadel is now also capable of stealing different intellectual property. Read more »

Shylock malware spreads through Skype

Shylock Trojan is a dangerous cyber infection that steals financial information and gains illegal access to bank accounts. The overall setup of Shylock has received an improvement now that it can spread via Skype and consequently it allows the Trojan to attack and infect devices that have the Voice-over-IP instant messaging client installed. The new function to spread through Skype has been added with a plug-in named “msg.gsm”. Read more »

Red October - the newest cyberspy

New Cybervirus

Last Monday Kaspersky Labs posted a security report on its website, saying that a new cyberspy campaign has been uncovered, and its scope is something we haven’t quite seen before. The new cyberspy virus has been called “Red October” after Tom Clancy’s novel, and the new cyber threat is no less dangerous than the fictitious Typhoon class submarine. According to Kaspersky, Read more »

Java 7 Security Flaw

There are so many pieces of advice floating around on the Internet these days, that it is of no surprise that users can feel lost and disoriented. The kind of advice that catches your eye at once, however, is the one that says close your browser and stay away from the Internet altogether. Why? Apparently, the latest version of Java 7 has such a serious security flaw that users are warned to disable Java-based browser plug-ins altogether. Read more »

Top 2012-2013 Computer Viruses Review

2012 was a busy year for computer malware creators and security experts alike. A great number of computer infections were released last year, but there were three groups of computer threats that stood out the most. These were System Progressive Protection, a multi-name fake antivirus from Braviax family and Ukash virus ransomware infection with its most prominent version called FBI Moneypak virus. None of these infections is absolutely new. They all come from certain groups of computer threats that are periodically re-released, and thus we can presuppose that we will once again see new variations of these infections in 2013 as well. Read more »