A popular Chrome extension known as Webpage screenshot starts collecting sensitive user information a week after installation for financial benefits. The sleep-activate feature of this spyware allows it to evade security measures, which highlights a greater issue with the current app/extension verification system.
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.
A new variant to the PClock ransomware has emerged that targets a large number of file extensions. The locked files can be retrieved by using Emsisoft’s decryption tool.
While cyber criminals use advanced techniques to plunder cash, some still stick to the old ways. A few robbers armed with crowbars and hammers tried to literally hack their way into an ATM. The machine was utterly destroyed although the criminals failed to crack open the safe in order to claim their prize.
We are very excited to announce that the beta versions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 10 are now available for beta testing. A series of awesome improvements is on the way!
YouTube had a massive vulnerability where it allowed any video on the website to be deleted by sending a simple request.
A Google study has found several sneaky and deceptive ad injectors forcing their way through browsers. Google acknowledged that such behavior is definitely unwanted and took firm steps by disabling a multitude of such Chrome extensions.
Popular adult website Xtube has been compromised. The website has been injected with malicious code which exploits Flash on unpatched systems to drop malware like Cryptowall.
Because there are multiple players involved in the distribution of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), you can end up with a sequence of PUPs coming from multiple different sources.
Banking trojan Vawtrak is attacking financial institutions in Canada. It uses a man-in-the-middle attack to steal information but also has advanced capabilities like RDP and botnet creation.