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Deal Anatomy: How VC Highland Capital Got In On Fast-Grower Malwarebytes

July 25, 2014

Highland Capital Partners cold-called Malware CEO Marcin Kleczynski about a year ago looking to make an investment in the San Jose, Calif.-based company.

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Six Indicted on Hacking Charges Related to StubHub Tickets

July 24, 2014

“Cybercrime is not the act of a single group, but rather a large effort made by multiple factions and individuals, sometimes working together to make a profit, other times working against each other to secure a market,” Adam Kujawa, the head of threat intelligence at the computer security company Malwarebytes, wrote in an email. “You can imagine that it would take an equal effort from that of law enforcement in order to take down some of the larger threats faced by users and organizations today.”

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Immersive Infections

July 21, 2014

Using your imagination, put yourself on top of a tall mountain, watching the most beautiful sunset over the clouds, all while mounted on your trusty dragon. Now you’re on a spaceship, traveling at hyperspeed toward an unknown planet full of mystery and danger. Finally you’re sitting across the table from your spouse who you haven’t seen in person in over a year, you both move in for a kiss when suddenly the world goes dark and you are staring right at the most horrific and violent images you have ever seen. Do you want to return to your romantic dinner? Well that will be $200.

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Q&A: Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, on cybersecurity and startups

July 19, 2014

At 14, Marcin Kleczynski accidentally downloaded a virus into his parents’ computer, which was supposed to have been protected with anti-virus software. So he set about to understand how something like that could happen and launched his career in one of the tech industry’s hottest areas.

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What’s Eating Internet Security?

July 16, 2014

Inadequate security training for developers, along with deadlines and budget constraints, may contribute to the existence of security flaws, Jerome Segura, senior security researcher for Malwarebytes, told TechNewsWorld.

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Malwarebytes takes in $30M, its first round since launching in 2008

July 10, 2014

Malwarebytes chief executive Marcin Kleczynski may be one of the smartest 24-year-old’s in the Valley.

He launched his security play in 2008 while a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with his own cash, made $500,000 his first year in business, and never took a penny of investor money.

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24-year-old’s bootstrapped malware startup gets $30M first round funding

July 10, 2014

Marcin Kleczynski didn’t need venture money to grow Malwarebytes to 206 million clients in six years but he has taken on $30 million in Series A funding as he looks to grow his business by acquisition.

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Malwarebytes, Started by Teenager, Raises $30 Million to Battle Malware

July 10, 2014

Ten years ago, when Marcin Kleczynski was 14, he accidentally infected his parents’ computer while looking for a key generator for a videogame. The computer had antivirus software from a major vendor already installed.

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Dark Net reveals how hackers exploit vulnerabilities

July 7, 2014

That hackers regularly and easily steal private data from consumers and companies is sufficiently unsettling. But if you care to examine (and somehow understand) the details of Internet’s dark side, well, it gets just downright creepy.

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Growing Concerns Over Russian Hackers Targeting US Critical Infrastructure

July 7, 2014

The only logical reasons behind targeting the energy sector, according to Adam Kujawa, head of Malware Intelligence at anti-malware company Malwarebytes, are to keep an eye on developments made to the energy grid in order to “identify if the economy and ability of the country has risen to a dangerous level” or to gain control of the energy grid in the event of a physical attack where the ability to control the power supply would give the attackers an advantage over their adversaries.

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