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.

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 8, 2015]

Spam email Emotet steals bank account credentials from German language users

The spam emails try to lure users with misleading, fake invoices from banks, telephone companies and even PayPal in order to steal bank account credentials.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Spam email delivers Microsoft Office macro trojan malware

Microsoft warns that hackers are using email to phish for users to turn on the macro features in Microsoft Office in order to install malware.

[Dec, 26, 2014]

Chthonic trojan on the rise!

Chthonic trojan is infecting Microsoft products by stealing online banking information using spear-phising and web injection attacks.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 17, 2014]

Fake WhatsApp emails, texts and voicemails spread malware to mobiles

Microsoft, BlackBerry, Android and (jailbroken) Apple phones infected with Inception/Cloud Atlas malware that steals sensitive user information.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 12, 2014]

March (attack!) of the Penguins! Linux Turla Edition

Linux impregnable to malware? Last week, security researchers discovered a new trojan that infected Linux operating systems around the world, targeting government and pharmaceutical companies.

Emsisoft Lab [Sep, 21, 2012]

Amazon spam: “Your Order Processed Today”

One of our colleagues received spam emails today claiming to be from Amazon . These emails were sent from spoofed addresses and used high priority flags along with a variety of subjects including the following: Re: Order Shipped Today Your Order Processed Today Re: Item Waiting on delivery Now Re: Order Shipped Few hours ago […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jun, 7, 2012]

More malware spam campaigns

We have detected some more spam emails spreading within recent days that try to infect the user’s computer with a trojan. At this time some of emails are purporting to be from Craigslist, Vodafone, Apple, Verizon, and also LinkedIn. Here are some screenshots of the email. Craigslist IMPORTANT – FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE […]

Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 8, 2012]

I got a plane ticket from ZeuS!

At the moment there is no week without another spam campaign – this week we proudly present the US Airways ticket scam. The malware behind this scam is still the same as in the previous post, ZeuS a.k.a. Zbot, detected by Emsisoft Anti-Malware as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot. The following email subjects are being used: US Airways online […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Nov, 11, 2011]

Trojan Spy Scam Email Campaign

Within the last days we received a lot of scam emails pretending to originate from the Mazon State Bank, Fedwire (Federal Reserve Wire Network), Hinsdale Bank & Trust Co. and many others. The majority of these emails contained information about a money transfer or the account being disabled. Of course the emails are scam with […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Mar, 28, 2011]

Scam email lead to Keylogger. Beware!

Among a lot of various scam emails about “post express“, we found one email that is unfamiliar, and pretty sure this is a different malware, with subject “Available for pickup“, and included an executable attachment file, “Sent.exe“. Dear Sir I have just returned and received your message — it is 2:25 am in Vancouver. I […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 3, 2010]

Scam emails: BlackBerry, Western Union, UPS, DHL, FedEx,…

There are quite a lot of people who get an email from Amanda Lee ([email protected] or [email protected]) which says she is the Marketing Manger of the BlackBerry. According to the message, the BlackBerry will give a mobile phone for free by simply forwarding the email to several people; as also reported by Hoax-Slayer. In addition, […]

Emsisoft Lab [Sep, 15, 2010]

Here You Have. – An analysis

In the security and malware research space, every now and then there comes something which suddenly becomes widespread and raises eyebrows all around. The latest “Here You have” related worm is one such incident and we thought to share with end-users our findings and also make them aware of its capabilities and technicalities. Emsisoft Anti-Malware […]