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Remove en.savefrom.net virus from Chrome, Firefox, IE

Remove en.savefrom.net virus from Chrome, Firefox, IE

Proper user experience is hard to provide and amazingly easy to deteriorate. There are online entities like en.savefrom.net that somehow manage to do both. One the one hand, the service in question allows people to download streaming materials. On the other, unlike benign providers, it ends up harshly interfering with one’s web browsing in several […]

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Netflix email scam – August 2019

Netflix email scam – August 2019

In a paradigm of electronic systems getting constantly better at defenses, cybercriminals are looking for easier ways of compromise than ‘classic’ malware injection. In this context, phishing attacks come to the fore as they zero in on humans rather than computers. The Netflix email scam is a prime example of such a modern exploitation vector. […]

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[email protected] scam – phishing emails on the rise

Account-alert@amazon.com scam – phishing emails on the rise

Amazon’s hefty user base is a goldmine for online fraudsters, because it spans people who are perfectly comfortable with the idea of buying goods on the Internet and hence have their credit card information tied to their accounts. Phishing through stratagems like the [email protected] scam is the most common way for crooks to take over […]

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MegaCortex crypto virus: ransomware decryption and removal

MegaCortex crypto virus: ransomware decryption and removal

Ransomware campaigns are gradually mutating towards a targeted approach and a larger attack surface. Few present-day lineages are going after individual users – instead, the focus is on big enterprises that can afford to pay fortunes just to get their proprietary data back. The new sample called MegaCortex fits the mold of such a novel […]

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Save Yourself email scam – new Bitcoin phishing malware

Save Yourself email scam – new Bitcoin phishing malware

Although there are plenty of computer attack vectors involving complex malware, online criminals favor effortless ways of gaining profit. Various social engineering hoaxes are therefore on the rise, focusing on deceit rather than distribution of harmful code. In the case of the “Save Yourself” email fraud, though, the felons may be leveraging viruses alongside commonplace […]

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