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Hackers Hit Bank. Is Your Money Safe Anywhere?

October 4, 2014

Even if the information isn’t used for phishing schemes or direct fraud, it could be sold on the gray market to people who might want to send spam or sales pitches to bank customers. “There’s a good market for that kind of data,” says Adam Kujawa, head of malware intelligence at Malwarebytes, a San Jose, California company that makes security software.

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Say Ello to privacy?

October 4, 2014

This week, Ello announced the introduction of a “big security force field”, and details were scarce on what this was. I talked to Christopher Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, who said that the details would have been more successful if it had explained in simple terms what a “big security force field” is and what it does.

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JPMorgan Chase breach confirmed, 83 million customers affected

October 3, 2014

“Without actual account credential information, the cyber criminals would not be able to use victims’ credit cards or gain access to their bank accounts. However, if this information is coupled with already stolen credentials, it could be used to verify the criminal as the intended user of the credentials,” says Adam Kujawa, head of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes Labs.

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Social Network Ello Hit by Cyber Squaters

October 1, 2014

The social network Ello is being plagued by cyber squatters as early invitees of the service snap up prominent company usernames.

Christopher Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said: “I’m pretty sure the user registered as @gmail called ‘Michael Buble’ and sporting a Twilight background isn’t the place to go for breaking Email service updates.”

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a proven product

September 27, 2014

After overcoming many doubts, I followed your advice and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This provided a pleasurable Internet experience. No more irritating popups or screen lockups. After several weeks I bought a $25 one-year subscription. You always recommend the free trial but I would like to hear your comment on the paid subscription.

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Reality Check – Best and Worst Hacking In Games

September 24, 2014

Cam enlists hacking expert Chris Boyd once more for an investigation into the best (and worst) hacking video games have to offer.

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TripAdvisor affiliate confirms payment card and user information breach

September 24, 2014

Travel website Viator has suffered a compromise of payment card data, and confirmed that its investigation is ongoing.

Christopher Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said: “The bad news is that the breach took place a good few weeks ago, yet we’re only just hearing about it. The good news is that if you haven’t experienced a fraudulent transaction yet, you may be in the clear. Stolen payment data doesn’t tend to get stockpiled for too long because the people sitting on it know it’s only a matter of time before someone, somewhere notices and has the card cancelled.

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TripAdvisor subsidiary data breach hits up to 1.4 million customers

September 24, 2014

Travel firm Viator has suffered a data breach that has compromised the credentials or payment card details of up to 1.4 million of its customers.

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, told journalists via email: “It’s unfortunate that this latest data breach has taken more than two weeks to come to light.”

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A software manufacturer redesigns its site for business and consumer subscriptions

September 23, 2014

Malwarebytes has found how to tailor subscription models that appeal in different ways to business and consumer customers.

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VB2014 preview: Tech Support Scams 2.0: an inside look into the evolution of the classic Microsoft tech support scam

September 23, 2014

In the weeks running up to VB2014 (the 24th Virus Bulletin International Conference), we are looking at some of the research that will be presented at the event. Today, in the final entry in this series, we look at the paper ‘Tech Support Scams 2.0: an inside look into the evolution of the classic Microsoft tech support scam‘ , by Jérôme Segura (Malwarebytes).

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