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:// The link will lead to the malicious Facebook application page. With the social engineering techniques, […]

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 […]

Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 1, 2011]

The Fake Defragmenter Invasion

Since the beginning of its popularity in the end of October 2010; a rogue defragmenter still continues to haunt the users, which in the end of 2010 has reached 20 variants, and may still continue to rise. The author has never stopped producing new variants. As is typical of the rogue application, this rogue defragmenter […]

Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 17, 2010]

Do not Install, I’m malware!

We received an email from ‘Instant Spyware Remover’, saying that Emsisoft Anti-Malware have a false positive, detecting their application as malware. Alright, to prove it, I downloaded the latest installer from as they say, and tested it on a clean machine. Then, what I found next was very interesting and made me laugh: this […]

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 ([email protected] or amanda.le[email protected]) 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, […]

Emsisoft Lab [Nov, 19, 2010]

Highly advanced worm for sabotage nuclear facilities

A few days ago, it was reported that the Stuxnet worm attacked Heysham Power Station, a nuclear power station in UK. One of two reactors at Heysham 1, owned by the French energy company, EDF. However, as quoted from TheRegister, an EDF spokesperson said “I can confirm that on Heysham 1 there is no Siemens S7 […]