Category Archives: Alerts & Outbreaks

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 27, 2017]

Una variante del ransomware Petya sta attaccando i computer in tutto il mondo

Il ransomware Petya sta attaccando i computer di tutto il mondo, utilizzando lo stesso exploit della NSA utilizzato da WannaCry. Il laboratorio Emsisoft analizza in dettagli questa minaccia.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Mar, 8, 2016]

Un bot ha tentato di truffare il nostro AD tramite Skype. Ecco quello che è successo.

Un bot ha contattato il nostro AD via Skype ed abbiamo analizzato il caso, ti mostreremo come funziona questa truffa.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 25, 2014]

Il Trojan Caphaw è stato scoperto nelle pubblicità di Youtube

Venerdì scorso – all’ombra di due exploit di sicurezza in Internet Explorer e Adobe Flash – i ricercatori dei laboratori di Bromium hanno scoperto un nuovo malware in una rete di pubblicità connessa a Youtube. I dettagli specifici sono ancora sconosciuti e la minaccia non è stata completamente risolta.  A partire da Venerdì, Google Security […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 24, 2014]

Emsisoft’s Malware Digest: Windows Prime Accelerator

As some of you might know, Emsisoft keeps a close watch on the latest malware developments and documents everything we find at our Support Forum.  Since we know that many of our customers simply don’t have the time to scroll through every single forum post, we have decided to start using this blog as place […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 5, 2014]

Emsisoft Malware Warning: Yahoo “Malvertisements” Infect 1000s of Users

On January 3rd, independent cyber security company, Fox-IT, released a report revealing that someone had infected Yahoo’s advertising server with malware. Yet to be identified, the attacker loaded the server — which distributes advertisements to hundreds of thousands Yahoo users worldwide — with a slew of “malvertisements” designed to infect computers after a single click.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 4, 2014]

Emsisoft Leads the Charge Against WoW Malware Engineering

As of January 2nd, administrators on WoW’s support forum,, announced that a dangerous Trojan targeting WoW players is circulating the web. Known as Disker or Disker64, the Trojan is spreading by posing as a World of Warcraft add-on from the game’s add-on manager, Curse Client.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 26, 2013]

Windows Premium Shield Detected

Hard at work even over the holiday, Emsisoft’s Malware Research team has just detected a new variant within the GuardSoftware Protector Rogue re-emergence known as Windows Premium Shield.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 12, 2013]

L’NSA sta realmente spiando i videogiocatori?

Le recenti news riguardanti l’NSA e la controparte Inglese, la GCHQ parlano di uno spyware concettualmente nuovo. I recenti articoli provenienti, nientemeno che dal New York Times hanno suggerito che queste agenzie di intelligence hanno fatto dei progressi per monitorale il mondo dei videogiochi online, come ad esempio World of Warcraft, Second Life, e Halo. Secondo alcuni […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 7, 2013]

Amazon Drones and the Future of Anti-Malware

The holidays are here, and the news media is all a flutter about  Cyber Monday has of course beat Black Friday once again, and since this has been old news for at least the past 5 years someone decided it was time to change the subject to something else. Enter: Amazon Delivery Drones This […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Nov, 12, 2013]

MeGaHeRTZ warez group silently spreading malware

File-sharing sites and torrents are dangerous places by definition, as one can easily become infected with a nasty virus. It is rare for the so-called warez scene to expose its users to malware directly; usually it’s added later by third parties. Unfortunately not all groups seem to play by these rules: As of Saturday, all […]