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.Read More
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.Read More
JPMorgan Chase breach confirmed, 83 million customers affectedOctober 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.Read More
Social Network Ello Hit by Cyber SquatersOctober 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.”Read More
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a proven productSeptember 27, 2014
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Reality Check – Best and Worst Hacking In GamesSeptember 24, 2014
Cam enlists hacking expert Chris Boyd once more for an investigation into the best (and worst) hacking video games have to offer.Read More
TripAdvisor affiliate confirms payment card and user information breachSeptember 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.Read More
TripAdvisor subsidiary data breach hits up to 1.4 million customersSeptember 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.”Read More
A software manufacturer redesigns its site for business and consumer subscriptionsSeptember 23, 2014
Malwarebytes has found how to tailor subscription models that appeal in different ways to business and consumer customers.Read More
VB2014 preview: Tech Support Scams 2.0: an inside look into the evolution of the classic Microsoft tech support scamSeptember 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).Read More