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.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

Avoid scams: stay safe on Facebook

Scammers love Facebook because it provides them with a place to try out their scams in front of an audience of over a billion people. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 12, 2015]

Facebook launches new network ThreatExchange to share internet threats

Facebook teamed up with a few other internet companies to share information on internet security threats.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 28, 2015]

Lizard Squad strikes again!

Lizard Squad makes headlines again, claims to have taken down Facebook, Instagram and other social networking websites.

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.

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 […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Aug, 29, 2011]

Emsisoft warns: Zbot trojan spreads by fake Facebook friend request

Every Facebook user is familiar with the friend invitation via email on Facebook. But you should be careful, as our malware analysis team has detected that this is now a tactic being used to infect users with malicious software. In this case we received a phishing email with the subject “Kaamil Mahmoud wants to be […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jul, 27, 2011]

Take care of this new Facebook scam: Amy Winehouse SHOCKING Video Before Death

Hit singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, London on Saturday 23 July. Certainly, this tragedy caused a stir of her fans; and unfortunately it was easy to predict that such sad news would be used by cybercriminals. On Facebook we found quite many scam messages about a death video […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 19, 2011]

“Download photoalbum” another variant of “i got u surprise”

Previously we have written about the “i got u surprise” spam trojan on Facebook. And today, we still discovered another variant. This time, the message that is received by the victim is only “u?” and followed by a link, with the subject is “Hello“. When the link is clicked, will lead to the following address: […]

Emsisoft Lab [Mar, 9, 2011]

My Facebook profile has been visited more than 15.000 times!

A friend who is new to Facebook asked, “How is it possible? I just created a Facebook account a few days ago, but my profile has been visited more than 15,000 times. I feel like a celebrity!” “wow, i just found out that i had total 15158 visits to my profile and among these my […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 31, 2011]

This malware will block your Facebook. Beware!

Malware continues to attack Facebook users. This time, the malware is able to spread through Facebook chat messages by sending a message along with a malicious links to the user’s friends. The message looks like this: hahahh Foto :D hxxp://apps.facebook.com/glombotke/photo.php?=1012323960 The link will lead to the malicious Facebook application page. With the social engineering techniques, […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 18, 2011]

Warning: Surprise spam trojan on Facebook

Ever received messages from your Facebook friends containing a notice or invitation, such as an invitation to visit a particular site, added with an interesting message, like “Hey watch this, so cool!”? In most cases, the recipient of the message will be happy to follow it, especially if the message was sent by one of […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Aug, 1, 2010]

Fake Facebook worm spreading through Yahoo, IRC

In between email spams, twitter, facebook let us not forget one of the most prevalent medium a malware can spread around. Messengers have always been a popular medium for malware propagation and we at Emsisoft Labs recently came across worm like behavior attempting to spread through Yahoo! Messenger. The initial picture is not too unfamiliar […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Jun, 17, 2010]

Facebook, Twitter and more spams

There seems to be no end for the circulation of twitter spams, and now the malware authors have started trying various strategies to bring similar consequences. We blogged last week about the increasing twitter spam, and installation of rogue security softwares alongwith other malwares. Ofcourse the malware authors did not stop trying , and we […]

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [May, 13, 2010]

Facebook, Twitter..and some concerns

The new age is different, its fast and small, but most importantly privacy and identity have never been in such a delicate situation before. Social Networking has always been “cool” and with the advent of Web 2, we saw the craze of social networking go haywire. Big companies started their initiatives, but few actually took […]