Security Knowledge [Aug, 5, 2015]

Safe online shopping? How to recognize a trustworthy vendor

Shopping online is easy and convenient, but are you aware of the risks? Read on to learn what measures a good vendor takes to keep your payment information safe from theft.

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!

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, 1, 2015]

Password Alert, Google’s new form of defense against Phishing

Google releases a new chrome extension called “Password Alert” to combat phishing.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 30, 2015]

Safe emails vs scams: the key differences

80,000 people are the target of email scams on a daily basis. Learn how to recognize safe emails in order to avoid losing your identity and money.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 10, 2015]

Trojan downloader Waski steals login credentials

Have you received an email recently with an unusual attachment? It may be the trojan downloader waski, disguised as a pdf file. This banking trojan steals login credentials by directing users to modified versions of bank websites. It can also directly intercept the traffic containing login information in most popular browsers like Chrome and IE.

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, 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]

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.

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, 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.

[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 [Jun, 16, 2012]

“Thanks for joining Classmates”, and others…

Following the recent malware scams using various popular brands, like Craigslist, Vodafone, Apple, Verizon, and LinkedIn – some new phishing emails are popping up yet again this week, purporting to be from Amazon, PayPal, Twitter, Habbo Hotel and Classmates.com – a social networking site. As you can see below, the emails look very professional and […]

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 […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jul, 8, 2010]

IRS and AcroIEHelper!

We have been continuously stressing on the importance of malicious attacks through social networks and social engineering methods. Social Carriers like Facebook, Twitter and Social Engineering catalysts like Internet browsers are under constant threat and malware authors are always trying their part to create different kinds of attacks through these vectors. Recent spam related distributions […]