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Is the NSA monitoring foreign hard drives?

February 18, 2015

It’s also particularly challenging to do, says Jean Taggart, security researcher at Malwarebytes. “Doing this on just one brand of hard drive would be an almost Herculean task,” he says. “You have to understand the hardware as well–if not more–than the original manufacturer.”

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Not So Pukka: Jamie Oliver’s Website Hacked And Malware Is On The Menu

February 18, 2015

Attackers have somehow managed to get code running on the website that takes users to a WordPress site also controlled by the hackers, which then attempts to force malware to run on visitors’ computers after chucking exploit code at Flash, Java and Silverlight, according to security firm Malwarebytes , which detected the attacks. The company said it learned of the issue on Friday 13 January but the attack may have been on the site for days before.

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Review: Malwarebytes 2.0 Finds What Others Don’t

February 18, 2015

For service providers handling the dreaded “my computer is slow” complaint, the standard suite of anti-virus tools might not be enough. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Premium is a free-to-try tool for Windows that finds more problems than others we’ve tried and can generate service revenue for MSPs and IT consultants. It’s easy to install and use, and for $24.99 includes real-time threat prevention and the ability to perform scans on a schedule. This tool can help keep client machines free from harm and minimize repeat service calls. Malwarebytes is designed to work alongside traditional anti-virus tools, and finds issues that anti-virus tools often leave behind.

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Carbanak APT campaign made off with $1B from banks globally

February 17, 2015

Indeed, while Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes Labs, in a statement sent to SCMagazine.com, said the attack is “possibly one of the largest cyber bank heists in history which happened under the noses of many banks worldwide,” he noted Carbanak “is not particularly sophisticated as earlier reports may have indicated.”

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Exploitation By Consent

February 17, 2015

The word “exploit” is harsh. Even ugly. It suggests cynical manipulation, selfish misappropriation and even outright theft. In the online world, an exploit is all of those nasty things and then some. Yet for some reason, many startups and consumers don’t take even the most basic steps to stop their digital assets, and even themselves, from being exploited.

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White House creates new cybersecurity agency

February 11, 2015

Josh Cannell, an intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes Labs research company, said it will be important for the new center to work closely with the business community and law enforcement.

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Mobile Threat Monday: Mild-Mannered Android Trojan Seeks to Avoid Notice

February 10, 2015

One warning sign that the Android app you’re installing might be a Trojan is that it demands far more permissions than would be required to perform its stated task. That flashlight app that wants to access your contacts list is a prime example. But not every Android Trojan has the same gluttonous appetite for permissions. Our friends at Malwarebytes have identified an interesting case, a Trojan that minimizes its permissions footprint in order to escape notice.

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Another iCloud phishing attack spotted

February 10, 2015

Chris Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes told ITProPortal: “Legitimate looking bill payment cancellation phishing attacks have been around for a few years, but typically target banks, online payment services or areas of business related to HR or payroll. Seeing it applied to iCloud users is an interesting twist, but as with all similar forms of attack there are enough clues to tip-off the wary.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2015/02/09/another-icloud-phishing-attack-spotted/#ixzz3Sb1VyiZP

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Time To Die: Let’s Resolve To Get Rid Of Flash Already

February 7, 2015

The security firm Malwarebytes found the ads on dozens of mainstream sites, including dailymotion.com, theblaze.com,nydailynews.com, tagged.com, webmail.earthlink.net, mail.twc.com and myj.uno.com. These ads would then redirect users to a landing page for the exploit kit Hanjuan that would do the real dirty work.

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Fake voice chat for Steam gaming serves up spyware

February 6, 2015

“The site functions in a similar fashion to the real [Razer Comms site], along with linking to the (legit) mobile app on the Google Play store,” said Malwarebytes researcher Christopher Boyd, in a blog. “Clicking the Windows download button however will serve potential victims a bogus file instead of the actual Razer Comms executable.”

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