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, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Oct, 8, 2011]

Spam email: “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?”. Beware!

News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email has a subject like “Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!“, “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?“, “Steve Jobs Alive!“, or “Steve Jobs Not Dead!“. Clicking on the link provided will take the user to […]

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 […]

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 [Jun, 24, 2011]

Warning: New malware wants to steal your passwords

Social websites like Facebook or Twitter tend to be the number one channel to distribute new malware in 2011. This time a new bot targets Twitter users and spreads via the microblogging service.  Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Worm.Win32.Ngrbot. Read this article to learn more about this new outbreak and how to protect against […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [May, 18, 2011]

May 21st the end of the world? (But malware still alive!)

Rumors that said that on the next May 21st 2011 will be the end of the world indeed have become wide spread, and this news has become very popular since a few days ago, and the cyber criminal are also already aware of it. When I do a search images on Google using keyword “end […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 28, 2011]

The Royal Wedding and The Fake Antivirus

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton that will be held tomorrow, on April 29, will attract the attention of many people around the world, and has become a trending topic on various websites, especially the social networking sites. No doubt, it also became an easy target for the malware authors to spread […]

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 [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 […]

Emsisoft Lab [Mar, 9, 2011]

My Facebook profile has been visited more than 15.000 times!

A friend who is new to Facebook asked, “How is it possible? I just created a Facebook account a few days ago, but my profile has been visited more than 15,000 times. I feel like a celebrity!” “wow, i just found out that i had total 15158 visits to my profile and among these my […]

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 […]