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CRA email and phone scams: fake Canada Revenue Agency e-Transfer and tax refund messages

CRA email and phone scams: fake Canada Revenue Agency e-Transfer and tax refund messages

Taxpayers over in Canada are being targeted by a large-scale fraud, where threat actors pretend to act on behalf of Canada Revenue Agency. Unsuspecting people have been receiving rogue emails, text messages and phone calls insisting that they pay an inexistent fiscal debt, claim a tax refund or receive INTERAC e-Transfer from CRA by submitting […]

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AFP email scams: beware of fake Australian Federal Police subpoena viruses

AFP email scams: beware of fake Australian Federal Police subpoena viruses

In pursuit of effective ways to serve malicious software to Windows computers, cybercrooks often bank on different types of social engineering. In one of the recent hoaxes, the criminals have been sending emails with rogue subpoenas allegedly on behalf of the Australian Federal Police. This scam, obviously, targets Australians and tries to infect their machines […]

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Orderconfirmation@esab.co.uk rogue emails spread Locky ransomware

Orderconfirmation@esab.co.uk rogue emails spread Locky ransomware

Security analysts have been noting a considerable volume of malware-tainted spam sent out from orderconfirmation@esab.co.uk. The emails titled “Order Confirmation-[random number string]” are disguised as if they were hailing from ESAB, a well-known manufacturer of industrial equipment. That’s not true, though. The menacing part of this phish is all about the .docm attachment that installs […]

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Decrypt .crypted file virus: Nemucod ransomware trojan removal

Decrypt .crypted file virus: Nemucod ransomware trojan removal

In the ongoing battle with crypto ransomware, the security industry is still lagging behind. What experts are mostly trying to do is revert the damage after the attack rather than prevent the predicament. In the case of the so-called Nemucod family of ransom Trojans, the contamination is usually beyond the reach of conventional antimalware. Delivered […]

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Hitler Ransomware: remove virus and restore locked personal files

Hitler Ransomware: remove virus and restore locked personal files

Although the Windows infection dubbed the Hitler-Ransomware isn’t currently in active real-world rotation, a couple of its characteristics are quite disturbing and make the sample a more hazardous threat than the commonplace ransom Trojans. The malicious specimen that researchers were able to spot and analyze appears to be buggy. It causes the compromised OS to […]

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Remove Searchboro virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Remove Searchboro virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Searchboro.com and the underlying browser extension demonstrate the worst practices of browser hijacking. Windows users infected with this adware strain experience an abrupt interference with their custom online settings. Most of the time, it simply takes some attentiveness to avoid this sample as it propagates via software bundles where the default installation already includes the […]

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Remove Youndoo virus (Youndoo.com search engine) in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Remove Youndoo virus (Youndoo.com search engine) in Chrome, Firefox and IE

It doesn’t take a genius to grasp the business model behind hijackers like Youndoo.com. These PUAs (potentially unwanted applications) take control of their victims’ web browsers in order to ensure that certain portions of web traffic are being continuously obtained from all the infected Windows computers. There are tons of interested parties whose wet dream […]

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