Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [May, 27, 2013]

Seriously? USA to legalize rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to combat piracy?

By now most users will already be familiar with ransomware, either because they have been affected by it themselves at some point or because they have seen it on a friend’s PC. Ransomware usually refers to a special category of malware that essentially tries to hold a user’s computer and files hostage and demands payment […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 29, 2012]

BBB & IRS Spam Campaign

We received so many spam emails about BBB (Better Business Bureau) and IRS (Internal Revenue Service) that we had a closer look at it. The emails come from spoofed addresses, such as alert[at]irs.com, subscriptions[at]irs.com, accounts[at]irs.com, etc. Dear Accountant Officer, Hereby you are notified that your Tax Return Appeal id#[NUMBER] has been REJECTED. If you consider […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Oct, 8, 2011]

Spam email: “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?”. Beware!

News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email has a subject like “Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!“, “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?“, “Steve Jobs Alive!“, or “Steve Jobs Not Dead!“. Clicking on the link provided will take the user to […]

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [May, 21, 2010]

Rogue Security Software – Evolution, Protection and Awareness

Internet has come of age, and with it malicious software and related infections.  Viruses, Trojans and advertising software and popups have been there and the numbers have increased with time. With the advent of new century, especially in last 5 years, there has been an introduction to newer types of malicious software, namely spywares and […]