Category Archives: Alerts & Outbreaks

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 27, 2017]

Petya ransomware variant attacks computers worldwide

A Petya ransomware variant is attacking computer networks worldwide, using the same NSA exploits as Wannacry. Emsisoft’s Lab team analyzes the latest threat in detail.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 22, 2017]

New XData ransomware spreads faster than WannaCry

XData ransomware is the latest outbreak that is attacking systems mostly in Ukraine. Here’s all you need to know about this developing story.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [May, 18, 2017]

WannaCry Ransomware: Interview with Emsisoft’s ransomware experts

Concerned about #WannaCry ransomware? Never fear, the Emsisoft Malware Lab are here to explain all you need to know about this latest ransomware outbreak.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [May, 12, 2017]

Global WannaCry ransomware outbreak uses known NSA exploits

WCry ransomware is the latest global outbreak that is using known NSA exploits to attack systems. Here’s all you need to know and how to stay protected.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 4, 2017]

Remove Cry9 ransomware with Emsisoft’s free decrypter

Emsisoft released a free decrypter to remove the newest strain of CryptON ransomware (including Cry9, X3M and Nemesis variants) from infected systems.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 9, 2017]

Concerned about the Wikileaks Vault 7 revelations? Here is everything we know.

Wikileaks has released a cache of CIA documents outlining exploit methods for 21 anti-malware security products. Emsisoft is not on the list. Here’s what you need to know.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 7, 2017]

Emsisoft releases free decrypter for CryptON ransomware

Emsisoft released a free decrypter to remove CryptON ransomware (including X3M and Nemesis variants) from infected systems.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 10, 2017]

From Darknet with Love: Meet Spora Ransomware

Meet the newest ransomware family that adopts sophisticated encryption techniques and modern commercial models in its quest for riches.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 15, 2016]

Biggest data breach ever reported hits 1 billion Yahoo accounts

Yahoo has yet again reported a record-breaking data breach, this time impacting as many as one billion users.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 2, 2016]

Gooligan Android malware breaches 1 million Google Play accounts

The largest Google account breach is affecting as many as 13,000 Android users every day. The main objective of the malware is to increase ad revenue for its developers but there are greater implications such as data theft and third-party access to devices.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Sep, 23, 2016]

Yahoo hack hits half a billion users

In the biggest data leak ever made public, Yahoo announces that half a billion user accounts have been compromised. Here’s what you need to know.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Sep, 1, 2016]

Change your passwords now: Dropbox hack affects 68 million users

In 2012, Dropbox reported a security breach. Last week they issued a forced password reset to thousands of users. Today, the email and passwords of their users has appeared for sale on hacker databases. Here’s what you need to know.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jul, 20, 2016]

Free decryption keys for CryptXXX Ransomware

BleepingComputer has long been working on helping users effected by CryptXXX Ransomware. This week, they published an article uncovering a bug on the CryptXXX ransomware’s payment server where victims are logging in and receiving their decryption key for free.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2016]

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not a new threat, the Emsisoft team recently encountered a new ransomware variant known as RAA. Known to encrypt personal files it also goes one step further by dropping Pony malware, a known stealer of private data.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Mar, 8, 2016]

A Skype scam bot attempted to lure our CEO. This is what happened.

A scam-chatbot approached our CEO via Skype and revealed some interesting facts how their business works.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 29, 2015]

Strong indications that ransomware devs don’t like Emsisoft

A variant of the Radamant ransomware uses the domain name “emisoftsucked” and strings such as emisoft f**kedbastardsihateyou in the code. You have to see this!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Nov, 25, 2015]

Superfish reloaded: eDellRoot certificate punching a huge security hole in your new Dell computer

If you have recently bought a new Dell computer, it could come with a very dangerous security flaw…

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 28, 2015]

The strange case of malware that protects your PC

It may seem like the plot of a high-stakes thriller novel, but this is real life: Wifatch is vigilantly malware that actively protects its victims from other viruses.