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Global Internet Security Alerts


  • Trojan-Downloader:JS/Locky
    Trojan-Downloader:JS/Locky is ransomware that encrypts files saved on the machine and demands payment of a ransom in order to obtain the decryption key needed to restore normal access to the affected files.
  • Trojan-Downloader:W97M/Dridex
    Trojan-Downloader:W97M/Dridex is a document file containing maliciously crafted macro code that, when allowed to run on a user's machine, drops a file onto the system. The dropped file attempts to contact a remote server.
  • Trojan.GenericKD.3016333
    Trojan.GenericKD.3016333 is ransomware that encrypts files stored on the affected device and demands payment of a ransom.
  • Trojan:W32/Nymaim
    Trojan:W32/Nymaim is ransomware that is also capable of downloading additional malware onto the affected device.

Virus Activity

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Safety Tip

Beware of Strangers Never accept attachments from strangers in online chat systems such as IRC, ICQ or AOL Instant Messenger.

Security Terms

Social Engineering

A general term used to describe attacks that leverage on psychological or social pressures to dupe an unsuspecting victim into providing sensitive information such as passwords, account details and so on.

Social engineering attacks can take place both online and offline. Online social engineering attacks usually take the form of phishing or pharming attempts. Examples of offline attacks include pretending to be a surveyor and asking people to provide their passwords in return for a prize; calling a company and pretending to be an employee to gain access to the company intranet; or leaving an infected disk in a position where someone is likely to pick it up and use it, thereby infecting their system.

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