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.

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.

Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Jun, 23, 2015]

The NSA is just one malware writer out of thousands

Recent news reveals shocking espionage activities of American and British intelligence that targets antivirus vendors worldwide.

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 [Jan, 13, 2015]

North Korea’s official news site delivers malware

Hackers use the “watering hole” technique in order to steal passwords. The malware still have security researchers scratching their heads on what else it can do.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 10, 2015]

Hacker group LizardSquad used home routers to attack Xbox and Playstation game servers

Your router could have been hacked and turned into a zombie bot to knock off the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation Network game servers during Christmas!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 7, 2015]

Updated ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ Targets Windows Using the TOR Network

Ransomware ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ is using the TOR network to mask its tracks. It encrypts users data and asks for ransom in return for the key to unencrypt the data.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Google publishes Microsoft Windows vulnerability after 90 days of notice!

On December 29, Google published the Microsoft Windows 8.1 vulnerability after giving the company 90 days to fix.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 2, 2015]

Got a new Android for the Holidays? Malware may have come with it

It has been discovered that a Chinese smartphone company by the name of Coolpad has loaded Android phones with malware that steals information, installs apps and can disable system features.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 31, 2014]

Steam Chat malware steals financial information with one-click

Hackers are using the Steam Chat room to spread dangerous malware by sending hyperlinks that appear to come from a trusted friend.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 31, 2014]

Cyber Fallout! South Korean nuclear reactor breached with USB malware

South Korean nuclear reactor was breached with an unauthorized USB device containing malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 30, 2014]

Hackers use AirAsia flight disaster to phish and spread malware

Hackers lure social media users into clicking on appealing news headlines that lead to sites with malware and malicious files.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 30, 2014]

Pirated downloads of The Interview spread malware to Android devices

The app Android/Badaccents claims to download the movie The Interview, but instead torments Android users who download the app with a banking trojan that has already infected more than 20,000 users.

[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 [Mar, 15, 2013]

Security advice: Be careful when using Java

Java is installed on almost all computers. This is an obvious security risk, considering that there are regular announcements on new Java vulnerabilities that enable hackers to infect your PC with malware. However, most users don’t even need Java and can safely uninstall it without losing needed functionality. Keep reading to learn all you need […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 21, 2013]

LINKEDIN – connecting to… ZeuS?

Last week, a new zero-day Java vulnerability created quite a buzz on the Internet. To illustrate just how effectively this vulnerability is exploited, lets have a look at an email our research lab received, supposedly from LinkedIn. Below you can see the email as we received it. It looks harmless enough and appears to be […]