Gone Phishing: Facebook Apps Used as BaitJuly 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.Read More
Twitter Verification Scam Costs Money, CredibilityJune 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.Read More
Scripts giving you problems? Check your add-insJune 27, 2015
Patrick Marshall answers readers’ questions on technology woes.Read More
Time to abandon Flash? Hit by zero-day once againJune 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.Read More
Malware Creator Jailed For Infecting More Than Half a Million ComputersJune 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.Read More
Blackshades RAT malware creator jailed for five yearsJune 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#ixzz3e6pmY9eqRead More
Tinba malware that can update itself uncovered by MalwarebytesJune 25, 2015
A new malware variant named Tinba that can update itself and potentially steal user credentials has been discovered by security firm Malwarebytes.Read More
Malwarebytes snaps up Junkware Removal ToolJune 25, 2015
The latest portfolio addition is a tool which removes adware and unwanted programs which are often bundled with other software.Read More
Six key facts about malicious macros and the cybercrime economyJune 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.Read More
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to Integrate Junkware Removal ToolJune 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.