Emsisoft News [Sep, 19, 2017]

Emsisoft and Windows Firewall: Your questions, answered.

Emsisoft answers your questions concerning Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Windows Firewall. Find out why we believe it to be an excellent solution to protect you from malware threats.

Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 12, 2016]

Decrypter for HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt available

Emsisoft Labs successfully breaks encryption of newest ransomware families distributed via exploit kits.

Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 1, 2016]

Meet Ransom32: The first JavaScript ransomware

Using modern web-based technologies for ransomware: malware writers are attempting to adopt the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for their own nefarious purposes…

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Dec, 22, 2015]

How it’s done right: Emsisoft’s Behavior Blocker vs. 20 crypto ransomware families

Crypto ransomware turns out to be threat number 1 in 2015 again. It encrypts all your document files and forces you to pay a ransom to get them back.

Emsisoft Lab [May, 5, 2015]

PClock turns your WordPress blog into a malware command center

The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.

Emsisoft Lab [Apr, 4, 2014]

CryptoDefense: The story of insecure ransomware keys and self-serving bloggers

Emsisoft Labs successfully decrypted the CryptoDefense ransomware before the story was leaked to the press, helping at least 350 users recover their files.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [May, 27, 2013]

Seriously? USA to legalize rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to combat piracy?

By now most users will already be familiar with ransomware, either because they have been affected by it themselves at some point or because they have seen it on a friend’s PC. Ransomware usually refers to a special category of malware that essentially tries to hold a user’s computer and files hostage and demands payment […]

Emsisoft Lab [Feb, 21, 2013]

NBC network websites hacked: Distributing dangerous Citadel and ZeroAccess malware through exploits

The websites of the famous US broadcaster NBC as well as various popular NBC shows like “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “Jay Leno’s Garage”, and possibly others have been hacked. Attackers managed to inject malicious iframes both inside the homepages as well as some JavaScript files that point to the RedKit exploit kit: Overall we […]

Emsisoft Lab [Aug, 9, 2012]

Dorifel crypto malware paralyzes Dutch companies and public sector

Systems in the Netherlands are currently being hit hard by a new wave of crypto malware named “Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Dorifel”. Based on press reports as well as our own telemetry gathered through our Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network thousands of Dutch systems are already infected. The majority of them located in government, public sector or company networks. Based on […]

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Apr, 11, 2012]

The ACCDFISA malware family – Ransomware targeting Windows servers

A few weeks ago our colleagues over at BleepingComputer approached us asking for help with a recent malware outbreak that specifically targets Windows servers. Several companies as well as individuals found their servers being locked by a malware that claims to originate from the “Anti Cyber Crime Department of Federal Internet Security Agency” or short […]