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Developers present Download Converter Now as a legitimate application that allows conversion of various file types. This app may appear legitimate and useful, however, Download Converter Now often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Furthermore, it stealthily modifies web browser settings and continually gathers various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Download Converter Now is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. Download Converter Now hijacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, stealthily assigning the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL settings to search.searchdcnow.com (or search.searchdconvertnow.com). These modifications may not seem significant, however, users are unable to revert them. Research shows that Download Converter Now reassigns the aforementi...

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You Have A ZEUS Virus Scam

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YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED Scam

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How to remove “Your device has been blocked” ransomware virus from Android tablet or phone?

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows-based computers for some time. These types of infections became popular in mid-2006 and continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims. Recently, security research began showing a rise in Android-based mobile ransomware infections. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center - making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. Tablet and mobile phone users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by these messages ...

Your Browser Has Been Blocked Virus

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Stolen Healthcare Data For Sale on the Deep Web

The Deep Web is that part of the internet where hackers sell exploit kits and stolen data. Such sites are often hard to find. Many require an invitation from someone else to join. Some, like AlphaBay, hide behind the Tor network. TrendLabs Security reports that data stolen from US hospitals is showing up on markets there. Prices range from $1 for a patient profile to $500,000 for a complete database. This data has value on several fronts. This data has lasting value because it includes Social Security numbers, which, unlike credit card numbers, is something that people cannot change. It is also harder to obtain since retailer databases do not store those. Thieves can sometimes use prescription information to obtain controlled substances dispensed using the mails. But more valuable is the personally identifiable information (PII) which can be used for identity theft. This includes making fake tax returns and then...

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