Monthly Archives: February 2017

Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection

The Findzip ransomware was discovered on February 22, 2017. At that time, it was thought that files would be irreversibly encrypted by this ransomware, with no chance of decryption. Turns out, that’s not quite true. For those who get infected with … Continue reading

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How Security Products are Tested – Part 1

The demand for tests appeared almost simultaneously with the development of the first antivirus programs – in the mid-to-late 1990s. Demand created supply: test labs at computer magazines started to measure the effectiveness of security solutions with the help of … Continue reading

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A week in security (Feb 20th – Feb 27th)

Last week in the world of security, we had rogue chrome extensions teaming up with tech support scams, tips on how to stay safe during tax season, advice on locking down your social media profiles, and what to do in … Continue reading

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New Neutrino Bot comes in a protective loader

Co-authored by Hasherezade and Jérôme Segura. In this blog post we will cover a recent version of the multi-purpose Neutrino Bot (AKA Kasidet) which ironically was distributed by an exploit kit of the same name. Earlier in January this year, we had … Continue reading

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DNSSEC: why do we need it?

DNSSEC is short for Domain Name System Security Extensions. It is a set of extensions that add extra security to the DNS protocol. This is done by enabling the validation of DNS requests, which is specifically effective against DNS spoofing … Continue reading

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Fake FBI mail: “Send us $112 or we’ll lock your iCloud account”

Here’s a scam mail which claims your iCloud has been accessed without permission and will be locked within 2 hours if you don’t verify the account by sending $112 to a Bitcoin address. The missive claims to be from SERVICE@FBI.gov and is … Continue reading

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Who else crushed it at RSA?

The theme for this year’s RSA Conference was the “Power of OpportUNITY”, and with more than 43,000 IT and security professionals in attendance—it truly was the gathering to bring our community together. Malwarebytes was proud to once again take part … Continue reading

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Malwarebytes teams up with Cybersecurity Factory

Malwarebytes is proud to support Cybersecurity Factory, a 10-week summer program for early-stage cybersecurity companies. This program runs in collaboration with Highland Capital Partners provides teams with a $35,000 convertible note investment, office space, and dedicated security mentorship from industry … Continue reading

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What to do after recovering from a cyberattack

More companies are falling victim to cyberattacks, as a wide range of harmful software, social engineering schemes and scams threaten to compromise the personal information and online safety of their clients. With cybercrime rates on the increase every year, it … Continue reading

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Mac ransomware on piracy sites

February has been a relatively busy month in the world of Mac malware, and now it has gotten busier with the appearance of the second piece of ransomware ever to affect macOS. Fortunately, this is quite poor ransomware that will … Continue reading

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