Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 7, 2014]

Reminder: Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP April 8th, 2014

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end security updates and technical support for Windows XP. Emsisoft will continue to support Emsisoft Anti-Malware on Windows XP until April 2016.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 5, 2014]

ALERT: 18 Million Email Accounts Compromised

Authorities in Verden, Germany have discovered a massive hacking operation leveraging 18 million email accounts and accompanying passwords for financial gain.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2014]

Mysterious DDOS Attack Against Top 50 Website

An undisclosed website which ranks within the global Alexa Top 50 has been disabled by a targeted DDOS attack. Reports have indicated that the affected website is a “high profile video content provider, which allows its users to sign in with their own profiles.”

Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 4, 2014]

CryptoDefense: The story of insecure ransomware keys and self-serving bloggers

Emsisoft Labs successfully decrypted the CryptoDefense ransomware before the story was leaked to the press, helping at least 350 users recover their files.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 3, 2014]

OldBoot Bootkits – Advanced Android Malware

OldBoot Android bootkits can control your device and download malicious apps. Emsisoft Mobile Security detects these threats as Android.Trojan.OldBoot.A (B).

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 3, 2014]

Vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Publicly Disclosed

30 unpatched vulnerabilities affect Oracle Java Cloud. Is public disclosure the best way to get things fixed? Emsisoft supplies details on this latest threat, as well as some IT ethics.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Apr, 2, 2014]

The MiniDuke of Ukraine

The MiniDuke malware is being distributed yet again under the guise of spoofed PDFs from the Ukraine. Targeted attacks single out governmental officials.