Security Knowledge [Nov, 23, 2015]

Beware of these popular WhatsApp scams

The popularity of WhatsApp has attracted countless scammers. From investment scams to fake updates, WhatsApp users everywhere are targets for cyber criminals.

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, 7, 2015]

Half a million computers infected as Macro Malware makes a comeback

Macro malware returns, infecting over 500,000 computers through malicious documents spread via spam email.

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 [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 [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, 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.

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Emsisoft Lab [Oct, 25, 2012]

“You’ve got an eFax!”

Spam emails are nothing new and unfortunately most internet users are confronted with them daily. Their purposes vary from simply promoting a site or product, to phishing and downright infecting a computer. Today we received a particularly nasty, but at the same time convincing-looking email, claiming to be from eFax: Convincing at first sight, but […]

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 [Jul, 31, 2012]

Beware: “Groupon discount gifts” spam!

The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the spam emails purporting to be from Groupon. The spam emails are designed to convince the user to open the attachment provided, which contains malware that can infect the system. The spam emails we have received have the subject “Groupon discount gifts“, with an […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jun, 7, 2012]

More malware spam campaigns

We have detected some more spam emails spreading within recent days that try to infect the user’s computer with a trojan. At this time some of emails are purporting to be from Craigslist, Vodafone, Apple, Verizon, and also LinkedIn. Here are some screenshots of the email. Craigslist IMPORTANT – FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE […]

Emsisoft Lab [Mar, 20, 2012]

Open position which you might be interested in

No, this is not one of our job offers but rather one of the spam email subjects used by Zbot on behalf of CareerBuilder. Switching to plain text will reveal the real address as follows: Hello, I am a customer service employee at CareerBuilder. I found a vacant position at Security Finance Corporation that you […]

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 [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 […]