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Dating site hack

May 27, 2015

Adult Friend Finder website hacked. Millions of users’ info exposed. NBC Bay Area interviews Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski on what the impact is.

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Scam alert: New Facebook scam wants to steal your login and your money

May 27, 2015

Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages is sweeping Facebook, and it may be an easy one for some people to fall for considering how enthusiastic they are about Facebook.

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Can antivirus software ‘cure’ my sick computer?

May 26, 2015

Some computer viruses can limit your ability to properly install and run protection software. If you want to try to eliminate existing bugs, we recommend downloading and running the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanner. If necessary, you can download it on another computer, then transfer over the program using a USB flash drive.

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Digital Trends

Buying a PC this year? Here’s what you need to know about bloatware

May 26, 2015

So should customers have more of a say in how PCs are sold and the programs that are installed as soon as they open up the box?
“Absolutely. The amount of junk that comes with a new machine today is unreasonable,” says Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of anti-malware solution Malwarebytes. “Providing an easier removal option or making the bundled software opt-in would go a long way for the consumer.”

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/the-state-of-pc-bloatware-in-2015/#ixzz3bTZOidp0
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Your worst hacking nightmares – and likely more to come

May 23, 2015

Hackers are relentless, talented at stealing data and getting better. And most companies don’t properly guard your data. Anthem. AOL. Target. Snapchat. But we give them our secrets anyway.
“Hopefully some good comes out of this and some people understand the real threats,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of computer protection software maker Malwarebytes. “Maybe they will take steps to protect themselves and their data a little more.”

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WARNING: Messages from ‘Facebook Recovery’ Are Scams

May 22, 2015

Facebook users: If you receive messages from an account titled “Facebook recovery,” report them at once and do not follow the directions. They are part of a scam.

Jovi Umawing of Malwarebytes Labs provided details in a blog post, saying that victims are directed to a payment page, where their credit-card information is requested.

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Info-stealing Malware Found in GTA V

May 20, 2015

Grand Theft Auto fans have been warned off loading two game modifications (mods) which were found to contain hidden trojan malware designed to steal sensitive information from their machines.

“Assembly loaders are becoming more popular, another was used not long ago in the xtube exploit malware that was identified as Cryptowall. With .NET being installed on almost every Windows computer nowadays, malware authors have a high chance of success using .NET to deliver malware,” he claimed in a blog post.

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Fake bitly links used to distribute malware, spam

May 20, 2015

Attackers are increasingly using imitation Bitly links to distribute malware and spam, according to Malwarebytes.

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Beware Of The “Grand Theft Auto V” Malware Mods

May 19, 2015

Security firm Malwarebytes have analyzed the mischievous files circulated through the scam – acknowledged by the security firm as Trojan-Agent-TRK – in their latest blog post.

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Sally Beauty Confirms Second Data Breach In As Many Years

May 19, 2015

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski said by email that the breach makes it clear that the financial industry needs to work harder to improve payment security. “We can do this by employing, or at least experimenting with, numerous security technologies like two factor authentication, Chip and PIN and even dynamic card numbers,” he said.

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