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Zero-Day Malvertising Attack Went Undetected For Two Months

April 22, 2015

Researchers at Malwarebytes tracked stealthy attack campaign that infected some major websites with malicious ads harboring ransomware.

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Cyber-attacks not so advanced after all, finds Verizon

April 15, 2015

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said in an email to SC: “Most of the attacks seen on a day to day basis are not hugely different to what’s gone before – the primary areas of sophistication tend to be the ways in which attackers convince people to double click on an executable file, or agree to confusing terms and conditions.”

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Scammers target Halifax with phoney website launch

April 11, 2015

Scammers attempted to con Halifax customers out of their login details by claiming the bank’s website was due to be updated, according to the security vendor Malwarebytes.

Victims were allegedly sent an email asking them to confirm their account to avoid “loss of messages, files [and] contacts” and being locked out of the service, but the webpage linked to was actually a phishing page.

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Vulnerable Dell support tool now detected as risky software

April 8, 2015

Security vendor Malwarebytes has flagged the Dell System Detect tool as a potentially unwanted application after older versions of the program were found to put computers at risk.

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Dell support software gets flagged by antivirus program

April 7, 2015

“What this basically means is that anyone with a vulnerable version of the tool (which maintains persistence on the system and therefore is always running) might be directed by an attacker to a specific website designed to exploit the flaw in the program and execute any commands the attacker wishes,” Malwarebytes researcher Adam Kujawa wrote in a blog post published Friday. “This could potentially lead to malware being installed without user awareness, stolen credentials, damaged system configuration and more.”

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Mobile Threat Monday: Please Stop Installing Android Flashlight Apps

April 7, 2015

Security experts often use free flashlight apps when trying to explain some nuance of mobile security because there are so many of these apps out there, and many of them request far, far more of your personal information than necessary to illuminate a dark room. But this week, Malwarebytes pointed us toward a particularly nasty flashlight app that tries to take control of your phone.

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An answer to ransomware?

April 1, 2015

A recent study conducted by Malwarebytes indicates that this is a primary cause for concern. Of the 685 IT decision-makers surveyed, 38 percent indicated that ransomware had the most severe impact on their organization, moreso than advanced persistent threats. The same report also indicates that 84 percent of respondents believe that traditional AV lacks in addressing modern threats.

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British Airways says rewards accounts hacked, locked down

March 31, 2015

The airline urged customers to change passwords on any other online accounts for which they might use the same login details and to look for “unusual or suspicious use” of their data. But Jovi Umawing, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, said, in comments emailed to SCMagazine.com that the lack of information coming from the airline “only makes it more difficult for Executive Club members to identify and lock down any weaknesses in their online accounts.”

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Malwarebytes CEO: It All Started With My Parents’ Infected Computer

March 31, 2015

Malware affects consumers and business alike and can damage your computer, steal your data, and take your money. At 14, Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, accidentally got a virus on his parents’ computer.

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The Best Free Antivirus for 2015

March 30, 2015

Just about every antivirus product scans files on access to make sure malware can’t launch, and also scans the entire system on demand, or on a schedule you set. The one exception in the current collection is a tool aimed very specifically at detecting attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in the operating system or applications. That tool, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free, is designed for use in conjunction with a regular antivirus.

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