Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Exploit kit attacks DNS settings of over 50 different router models

Several home and office router brands are vulnerable to a unique, obfuscating CSRF attack that attackers are using to alter router DNS settings.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Malware masquerades as AdBlock Plus application

A new Adblock impersonating threat has been discovered. Although at first glance the program seems to be just a PUP, it has advanced capabilities like virtual machine detection and even contains rootkit elements.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 24, 2015]

NitlovePOS: New Point of Sale malware that steals payment card information

A new variant of the POS malware family has emerged that is capable of stealing track one and track two payment card data.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 22, 2015]

Logjam attack, similar to the FREAK vulnerability, breaks TLS security

The FREAK vulnerability is yet to be forgotten, and already a similar major issue has come up. TLS security and Diffie-Hellman export keys are involved this time.

Security Knowledge [May, 21, 2015]

How to use the new behavior blocker panel to quickly spot potential threats

Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security version 10 come with a new behavior blocker panel that has many new settings and features. Learn how to use them to your advantage.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 20, 2015]

Malvertising makes use of the Magnitude exploit kit to deliver ransomware

Malvertising networks lead users to ransomware using the Magnitude exploit kit. CryptoWall 3.0 is the first malware dropped.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

NetUSB hack puts Millions of home users at risk

Using a home router with NetUSB enabled? Turn it off now! A major security flaw enables attackers to do a lot of nasty things…

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

Chinese hacker group APT use Microsoft’s Technet web portal to obfuscate their CnC servers

Hackers are now using legitimate services offered by popular websites and blogs to masquerade their malicious operations.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 17, 2015]

Microsoft Word Intruder, the tool that creates document based malware

Microsoft Word Intruder, a malware creation tool is being widely used to create booby-trapped RTF files. Watch out with those attachments!

Security Knowledge [May, 15, 2015]

Professional hackers available for hire, charge over US$200 for hacking Facebook and WhatsApp

Illegal hacking services are being advertised publicly with costs ranging from as little as US$1.25 to a hefty 2000 Euro.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 13, 2015]

Curiosity arousing Facebook scams lead to nothing but malware

Want to watch a “shocking video” on Facebook? Not a good idea. It is just a scam and the only end result is, the scammers making money out of your personal information.

Emsisoft News [May, 10, 2015]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10 available!

A massive scan speed improvement in a product that respects your privacy, and a Behavior Blocker that gives you full control over running programs. Now even more flexible and efficient.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 8, 2015]

Lenovo’s system update vulnerability allows man in the middle attacks

Lenovo is facing heat once again after the Superfish debacle…

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [May, 8, 2015]

Is this file safe? Re-launch of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network

Emsisoft’s public anti-malware database isthisfilesafe.com truly is one of a kind. As of today, it knows over 163 million malware threats so you don’t have to worry about getting infected with any of those bastards.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 7, 2015]

Half a million computers infected as Macro Malware makes a comeback

Macro malware returns, infecting over 500,000 computers through malicious documents spread via spam email.

Emsisoft Lab [May, 5, 2015]

PClock turns your WordPress blog into a malware command center

The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 2, 2015]

Former JP Morgan employee charged with selling customer information to thieves

The situation for a former JP Morgan employee is looking bleak as he is facing incriminating charges for selling sensitive customer banking information to supposed criminals.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Smart city technology could be potentially vulnerable to hacking

Hackers can exploit unsecured, vulnerable technology in cities to cause blackouts, potential disasters, and denial of service.