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Gone Phishing: Facebook Apps Used as Bait

July 2, 2015

Unfortunately, phishing is always in season on Facebook, and Jovi Umawing of Malwarebytes Labs shared several examples where application pages are the bait.

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tom's guide

Twitter Verification Scam Costs Money, Credibility

June 30, 2015

Malwarebytes Unpacked, the official blog of San Jose, California-based security firm Malwarebytes, identified a potentially troublesome Twitter account known as “Verified6379,” which draws in users by pretending to offer a step-by-step verification process. In reality, Twitter chooses which users to verify by itself, and does not accept private applications.

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Scripts giving you problems? Check your add-ins

June 27, 2015

Patrick Marshall answers readers’ questions on technology woes.

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sc logo magazine

Time to abandon Flash? Hit by zero-day once again

June 25, 2015

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes told SC that targeted companies need to be proactive and give regular training to staff regarding spear-phishing and the danger of bad links.

“As demonstrated time and again, securing technology is only half the battle – and more often than not, it’s the human element that brings the security walls crashing down,” he said.

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tech week europe

Malware Creator Jailed For Infecting More Than Half a Million Computers

June 25, 2015

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, commented: “This is another warning shot across the bows of cybercriminals by the FBI. It is a statement that the organisation is trying to break down international barriers and bring to justice those who think the Internet provides anonymity and co-operation issues for law enforcement. The fact that this is the first time Moldova have extradited anyone to the USA is a marker of this.

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itpro

Blackshades RAT malware creator jailed for five years

June 25, 2015

“This is another warning shot across the bows of cybercriminals by the FBI,” Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said.

Read more: http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/24862/blackshades-rat-malware-creator-jailed-for-five-years#ixzz3e6pmY9eq

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The Inquirer

Tinba malware that can update itself uncovered by Malwarebytes

June 25, 2015

A new malware variant named Tinba that can update itself and potentially steal user credentials has been discovered by security firm Malwarebytes.

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zdnet_logo

Malwarebytes snaps up Junkware Removal Tool

June 25, 2015

The latest portfolio addition is a tool which removes adware and unwanted programs which are often bundled with other software.

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net-security.org

Six key facts about malicious macros and the cybercrime economy

June 24, 2015

Attacks relying on Macros haven’t let age dull their ability to wreak havoc on a network, with a variety of tricks designed to convince recipients into enabling them in Microsoft Word, believes Chris Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes.

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softpedia

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to Integrate Junkware Removal Tool

June 24, 2015

The capabilities of Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) for detecting and eliminating adware, spyware, toolbars and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) will become available in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, as the product has been acquired by the security company.