Chinese Android smartphones now shipping with pre-installed malwareSeptember 4, 2015
Speaking exclusively to SCMagazineUK.com, Chris Boyd, the senior malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said that there are still very few reports of mobile malware turning up pre-installed on phones, and the biggest threat is always going to come from purchases at markets and places off the beaten track – especially where the seller has physical access to an unboxed device.Read More
UK Match.com site hit by malicious advertsSeptember 3, 2015
Malicious adverts have been found on the UK version of the Match.com dating website.
Anyone caught out by the booby-trapped ads could fall victim to ransomware, said security company Malwarebytes, which spotted the cyber-threat.Read More
Malware attacks hit Match.com UK siteSeptember 3, 2015
Security researchers have discovered malicious adverts on the UK version of dating site Match.com. Malwarebytes, which found the cyber-threat, said that anyone caught by the ads could fall victim to ransomware.Read More
The Dirt-Cheap Economics of Virus-Filled AdvertisingSeptember 3, 2015
That’s “nothing compared to how much infected computers can bring in terms of revenues,” Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura, who’s been studying malvertising for months, wrote in a blog post.
“Keep in mind that you also only pay for ads that are actually shown (RTB) so there’s no wasting your ad budget,” Segura told Motherboard in an online chat.Read More
Cyber attack against Match.com exposes millions of singles to malwareSeptember 3, 2015
The malicious content is being spread through adverts on the website in a “malvertising attack” which is reportedly targeting UK users in particular. Match.com’s servers have not been breached.
The site’s users risk having their personal information stolen and malware installed on their devices, in a breach discovered by security firm Malwarebytes.Read More
Match.com users at risk of malware infectionSeptember 3, 2015
The Match malware could steal personal details and send users spam emails, according to research firm Malwarebytes (via BBC News). Users are at risk from ransomware spread by malicious advertising on the site, the firm said.Read More
Match.Com Users Hit By Malvertising AttackSeptember 3, 2015
According to security firm Malwarebytes, the attack was carried out by the same group that hit fellow dating site PlentyOfFish last month, which is also owned by the Match Group, Match.com’s parent company.
Read more at http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/security/virus/match-com-malware-malvertising-attack-176241#T5UHFWTWj5dVldup.99
Match.com malvertising attack suggests that digital daters are doomedSeptember 3, 2015
Malwarebytes is the outfit behind the security alert, and the firm went straight to Match.com and the Techworld website with its findings.
The security firm said that Match.com has joined Ashley Madison and PlentyOfFish in spilling user data thanks to hackers and in this case malvertising.
Match.com ad network malware attack affects millions of online datersSeptember 3, 2015
Malwarebytes has revealed that Match.com’s ad network has been breached by a malware campaign that could affect millions of UK visiters in yet another attack on a dating website after the Ashley Madison hack and data leak.Read More
Attacks accessing Mac keychain without permission date back to 2011September 2, 2015
Thomas Reed, who is director of Mac offerings at security firm Malwarebytes, said he tested the AppleScript on the current version of Apple’s OS X and found it worked, as long as a user had already allowed the app running the script to control the Mac. On Monday, Reed disclosed the same technique was being used by the Genieo adware installer to gain access to a Safari extensions list that’s protected inside the Mac Keychain.Read More