Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 2, 2016]

Gooligan Android malware breaches 1 million Google Play accounts

The largest Google account breach is affecting as many as 13,000 Android users every day. The main objective of the malware is to increase ad revenue for its developers but there are greater implications such as data theft and third-party access to devices.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Password Alert, Google’s new form of defense against Phishing

Google releases a new chrome extension called “Password Alert” to combat phishing.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2015]

Google cracks down on malicious ad injectors

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 26, 2015]

Unauthorized certificates being used for Google domains

Google discovered that several domains have been issuing unauthorized SSL certificates, which were misused to insert a man-in-the middle proxy. Chrome and Firefox users are safe.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 9, 2015]

The Huffington Post hacked! Advertisements were laced with ransomware

Hackers placed ransomware ads on the Huffington Post website demanding for USD$300.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Google publishes Microsoft Windows vulnerability after 90 days of notice!

On December 29, Google published the Microsoft Windows 8.1 vulnerability after giving the company 90 days to fix.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 30, 2014]

Pirated downloads of The Interview spread malware to Android devices

The app Android/Badaccents claims to download the movie The Interview, but instead torments Android users who download the app with a banking trojan that has already infected more than 20,000 users.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 17, 2014]

Fake WhatsApp emails, texts and voicemails spread malware to mobiles

Microsoft, BlackBerry, Android and (jailbroken) Apple phones infected with Inception/Cloud Atlas malware that steals sensitive user information.

Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [May, 21, 2010]

Rogue Security Software – Evolution, Protection and Awareness

Internet has come of age, and with it malicious software and related infections.  Viruses, Trojans and advertising software and popups have been there and the numbers have increased with time. With the advent of new century, especially in last 5 years, there has been an introduction to newer types of malicious software, namely spywares and […]

Emsisoft Lab [May, 17, 2010]


Earlier this week, Google faced audit from the Data Protection Authority, Hamburg, Germany regarding their Google Maps application Street View. Reportedly, Google have been “mistakenly” collecting samples of payload data from unsecured Wireless networks. More detailed information in the company blog here . Google have been already encrypting Gmail for all users, and if the […]