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Security Knowledge [Apr, 30, 2015]

How to recognize the difference between a safe email and a scam

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.

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

How to stay safe on Facebook and avoid the top 5 scams

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. Many old and new scams surface on the network giant every day and many people get tricked. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 21, 2015]

WhatsApp scam falsely promises early access to voice calling

While users anxiously wait for WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature, scammers look to make some money out of their impatience.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 9, 2015]

The Huffington Post hacked! Advertisements were laced with ransomware

Hackers placed ransomware ads on the Huffington Post website demanding for USD$300.

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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.

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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.

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 [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 [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 [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 [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 (amanda.lee@blackberry.co.za or amanda.lee@blackberry.com) 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, […]