Category Archives: Alerts & Outbreaks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Oct, 5, 2015]

Why every Android user should take the Stagefright leak very seriously

It only takes one text to put hundreds of millions of phones at risk. Learn about the Stagefright bug and how it puts your digital life on the line.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Aug, 5, 2015]

Beware! That Windows 10 update message could be ransomware in disguise

Are you waiting for your Windows 10 update? If so, you’re a target for ransomware!

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jul, 21, 2015]

Update now! Get the latest Windows Security patch

Just a few hours back Microsoft released their latest Windows Security Update. There was a super-critical bug discovered in the Hacking Team files.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jul, 8, 2015]

When a surveillance state hacking firm gets hacked

The Hacking Team, a company producing government surveillance and hacking software, recently got hacked. There is more to the story than a few leaked documents though…

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jul, 6, 2015]

Top 10 senior citizen scams that affect the whole family

Scammers know how vulnerable older generations can be on the web, and they take advantage of unsuspecting victims everyday. Check out these top 10 scams to see how they can affect you and your loved ones.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 6, 2015]

Ransomware “Locker” automatically decrypts all affected files, after its creator is struck by conscience

Locker, a new ransomware variant was discovered last month. In a surprising turn of events the creator of the ransomware actually posted a public apology and promised to automatically decrypt files on affected systems.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…