Monthly Archives: December 2016

Update from the chaos – 33c3 in Hamburg

Every year, the Chaos Communication Congress summons hackers from around the globe, this time again in Hamburg. The four days between Christmas and New year are packed with talks, workshops and events all over the location at the CCH. Large … Continue reading

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One-stop-shop: Server steals data then offers it for sale

While intercepting traffic from a number of infected machines that showed signs of Remote Admin Tool malware known as HawkEye, we stumbled upon an interesting domain. It was registered to a command and control server (C2) which held stolen keylog … Continue reading

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Switcher: Android joins the ‘attack-the-router’ club

Recently, in our never-ending quest to protect the world from malware, we found a misbehaving Android trojan. Although malware targeting the Android OS stopped being a novelty quite some time ago, this trojan is quite unique. Instead of attacking a … Continue reading

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Closing the gender gap in tech with RGSoC

The last couple of years saw a growth in diversity- and women-focused tech events and programs; suddenly, everyone seems to be worried about diversity in our industry. But why is diversity in technology something we should care about? According to … Continue reading

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Mobile Menace Monday: Safe Practices with Your Mobile Device

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and who wouldn’t be excited about receiving a brand new mobile device! Before you start loading your new device with various apps, here’s a few safe practices to make sure your holidays stay malware-free: … Continue reading

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Is Mirai Really as Black as It’s Being Painted?

The Mirai botnet, which is made up of IoT devices and which was involved in DDoS attacks whose scale broke all possible records, causing denial of service across an entire region, has been extensively covered by the mass media. Given … Continue reading

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Why Malwarebytes detects PC Pitstop as Potentially Unwanted

At Malwarebytes, we take great pride in the fact that we’re protecting customers – not just from malware – but from a growing and worrisome threat known as PUPS, or Potentially Unwanted Programs. We recently strengthened our PUP detection criteria … Continue reading

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Malwarebytes teams up with America SCORES

Malwarebytes was proud to participate in America SCORES Bay Area’s Corporate Cup this winter. The local non-profit helps provide after school soccer and poetry programs at public schools in low-income communities. We found ourselves front and center to the poet-athletes’ … Continue reading

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Notes from HITCON Pacific 2016

Hacks in Taiwan Conference (HITCON) Pacific 2016 was held in Taipei city, Taiwan from the 27th of November to the 3rd of December this year. The concept of this event is about “The Fifth Domain: Cyber | Homeland Security”. This … Continue reading

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Vetting your vendors: money isn’t everything

Over the past year, we’ve seen a handful of cyber threat intelligence vendors sputter out. Some with an effluence of defensive lawsuits, some charged with not really doing much of anything, and one that ended with a dramatic FBI raid and numerous charges … Continue reading

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