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Chinese Android smartphones now shipping with pre-installed malware

September 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.

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UK Match.com site hit by malicious adverts

September 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.

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Malware attacks hit Match.com UK site

September 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.

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The Dirt-Cheap Economics of Virus-Filled Advertising

September 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.

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Cyber attack against Match.com exposes millions of singles to malware

September 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.

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Match.com users at risk of malware infection

September 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.

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Match.Com Users Hit By Malvertising Attack

September 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

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Match.com malvertising attack suggests that digital daters are doomed

September 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.

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Match.com ad network malware attack affects millions of online daters

September 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.

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Attacks accessing Mac keychain without permission date back to 2011

September 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.

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