Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 10, 2015]

Popular Chrome extension turns out to be Spyware!

A popular Chrome extension known as Webpage screenshot starts collecting sensitive user information a week after installation for financial benefits. The sleep-activate feature of this spyware allows it to evade security measures, which highlights a greater issue with the current app/extension verification system.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 10, 2015]

Trojan downloader Waski steals login credentials

Have you received an email recently with an unusual attachment? It may be the trojan downloader waski, disguised as a pdf file. This banking trojan steals login credentials by directing users to modified versions of bank websites. It can also directly intercept the traffic containing login information in most popular browsers like Chrome and IE.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 9, 2015]

New Cryptolocker copycat PClock2 discovered that targets over 2,500 file extensions

A new variant to the PClock ransomware has emerged that targets a large number of file extensions. The locked files can be retrieved by using Emsisoft’s decryption tool.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 8, 2015]

Criminals try to steal cash by smashing their way into an ATM

While cyber criminals use advanced techniques to plunder cash, some still stick to the old ways. A few robbers armed with crowbars and hammers tried to literally hack their way into an ATM. The machine was utterly destroyed although the criminals failed to crack open the safe in order to claim their prize.

Emsisoft News [Apr, 7, 2015]

Version 10 beta: Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security ready to test!

We are very excited to announce that the beta versions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 10 are now available for beta testing. A series of awesome improvements is on the way!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2015]

Massive YouTube vulnerability allows deleting any video on the site

YouTube had a massive vulnerability where it allowed any video on the website to be deleted by sending a simple request.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2015]

Google cracks down on malicious ad injectors

A Google study has found several sneaky and deceptive ad injectors forcing their way through browsers. Google acknowledged that such behavior is definitely unwanted and took firm steps by disabling a multitude of such Chrome extensions.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 3, 2015]

Xtube compromised, exploits lead to Cryptowall infection

Popular adult website Xtube has been compromised. The website has been injected with malicious code which exploits Flash on unpatched systems to drop malware like Cryptowall.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 2, 2015]

GiTHub hit with massive DDoS attack

GitHub recovers after enduring days of massive DDoS attacks. The heavy traffic originating from China had disrupted services throughout the week.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 2, 2015]

How downloading one program can give you six (!) PUPs

Because there are multiple players involved in the distribution of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), you can end up with a sequence of PUPs coming from multiple different sources.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 1, 2015]

Banking malware Vawtrak attacks financial institutions in Canada

Banking trojan Vawtrak is attacking banks and financial institutions in Canada. The financial malware uses a man-in-the-middle attack to steal information but also has advanced capabilities like remote desktop control, botnet creation and more.