Tag Archives: Malware

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach. The End Game The scam works […]

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Chrome users panic as new scam spreads

During the previous quarter, fake Chrome notifications urging users to dial a tech support number have grown dramatically. Research reveals that this tech support scam could possibly use an Application Programming Interface (API) to freeze the browser, convincing the user to get in touch with the support line and share their credit card details. The […]

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New scam freezes Chrome to panic users

Con artists have created a new method of deceiving Chrome users by freezing their browsers and displaying a security notification with bogus tech-support contact details. Their ultimate goal is to scare potential victims and trick them into dialing the fake hotline number on the screen. The End Game The scam works by displaying an error […]

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Hackers hijack PCs to steal cryptocurrency

There’s a new cyberattack in town, and it’s out to get your Bitcoins. Cryptojacking has grown in popularity over the past few months mainly because of the increasing value of cryptocurrency. So if you notice your computer slowing down, hackers may already be using your hardware to make easy money. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses […]

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Cryptojacking: How to protect yourself

Over time, your computer will work slower as software requirements become more demanding. But if you have a relatively new computer, and are experiencing performance problems after clicking a link or visiting a website, you might be the victim of a new cyberattack scheme known as cryptojacking. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses your computer to […]

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Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses your computer to calculate complex mathematical […]

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Ransomware is coming to your Android

Traditional ransomware like WannaCry has been explained a thousand ways on a thousand blogs. But one thing you may not have thought about is what ransomware would be like if it infected your mobile device. Read on to learn more. How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware […]

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Android users beware: Ransomware is coming

You are probably familiar with desktop-based ransomware like Petya, WannaCry, CryptoWall, and CryptoLocker. But mobile ransomware is an emerging trend you don’t want to learn about only after it strikes. Take a minute to read our summary of mobile ransomware and some easy prevention tips. How does ransomware make it onto your Android device? Like […]

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Ransomware targets Android devices

By now, most people know what ransomware is: malicious software that threatens to publish or erase its victims’ data unless they pay a ransom. But with the surge in mobile device computing, it was inevitable that ransomware would adapt to find new victims. Let’s discuss how it works and what you can do to prevent […]

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New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers. Quick facts According to […]

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