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 [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 [Apr, 1, 2015]

Banking malware Vawtrak attacks financial institutions in Canada

Banking trojan Vawtrak is attacking banks and financial institutions in Canada. The financial malware uses a man-in-the-middle attack to steal information but also has advanced capabilities like remote desktop control, botnet creation and more.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 19, 2015]

SMS Trojan Podec bypasses CAPTCHA on Android phones

A new version of SMS Trojan Podec emerged that can bypass CAPTCHA protection, turn devices into bots and subscribe to various paid packages without user authorization.

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, 31, 2014]

Cyber Fallout! South Korean nuclear reactor breached with USB malware

South Korean nuclear reactor was breached with an unauthorized USB device containing malware.

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 30, 2014]

Pirated downloads of The Interview spread malware to Android devices

The app Android/Badaccents claims to download the movie The Interview, but instead torments Android users who download the app with a banking trojan that has already infected more than 20,000 users.

[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, 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 […]

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 […]

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 [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: […]

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

“Undelivered package” scam emails still continue

Fake delivery notification scam emails have been around for years. As with all email scams, our advice is if you got an email that claims to come from a delivery company, think before you act. Because it could be a scam email that contains viruses, ransomware or phishing scam sites. Seems like they have started to be on rise […]

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 […]