Thursday, 24 September 2015

iYogi Virus Alert: Porn Droid Locking Your Android Devices!

Android users are once again under threat. A new kind of malware, Porn Droid, is threatening the 950 million Android users by changing their device’s pin. It’s a new variant of ransomware, which hijacks your phone upon download and demands a ransom to release it.
Porn Droid is designed by Russian Hackers and they are using social engineering to spread it across. This is in the form of a pornography app reaching users via social media, torrent sites, and non-affiliated app stores. Hackers have added a new twist to this malware; they are sending an official-looking warning to the user masquerading as FBI. Read More...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

iYogi Fraud Alert: Labor Day Weekend Travel Fraud!

As summer begins to draw to a close everyone is in the vacation mood. According American Automobile Association (AAA) Travel, an estimated 34.7 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. With this, criminals and hackers too have activated themselves to cash in the name of vacation scams.
If you are also planning to book an end of summer getaway this Labor Day weekend, here are some important guidelines shared by iYogi to keep in mind before you start scouring the web for last-minute bargains and sorting your departure details.
While you plan your trip
While you’re busy finalizing the best online vacation deal, don’t forget to stay vigilant of fake vacation offers. Scammers often hijack legitimate listings for rental properties and impersonate themselves as legitimate contact persons for fake postings. Their goal is to get a person to pay a large security deposit or the full rental amount up front. Read More...

Monday, 27 July 2015

iYogi Scam Alert: Hackers Misleading WhatsApp Users!

WhatsApp has 800 million users all over the world; knowing this fact, hackers have decided to misuse the name of the brand. The latest ploy which scam artists have come up with to con WhatsApp users is is to carry out a mass spam email campaign.
Scam artists are using the WhatsApp name which users trust and love, as a way to enter your device and steal important credentials.  They are sending hoax e-mails pretending to be from WhatsApp and are attempting to install malware on your device.  Once you click on the link attached you can: Read More..