Category Archives: Antivirus

Solution Corner: Malwarebytes Incident Response

Unless you’ve been stuck at a fiery music festival, I don’t need to tell you the threat landscape is constantly evolving and that threats have become increasingly sophisticated at evading detection. Recent Malwarebytes Labs reports, including the 2017 State of … Continue reading

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Barclays Bank customers targeted by phishers

Today we have a phish targeting customers of Barclays Bank, located at: bank(dot)barclay(dot)co(dot)uk(dot)olb(dot)auth(dot)loginlink(dot)action(dot)p1242557947640(dot)chofcg(dot)com/bd/ The phish opens up with an initial lunge for personal details: The first page asks for a surname, then offers the potential victim a variety of petards … Continue reading

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The Roblox Robux generator is too good to be true

Roblox is an enormously popular MMORPG title for kids available on both PC and console, and it suffers no end of scammers trying to fleece its players as a result. While the game tries to block and filter text/URLs and … Continue reading

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Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

I’ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps. All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device. … Continue reading

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A week in security (Jun 12 – Jun 18)

Last week was very busy for the Labs, with a look at so-called numeric tech support scams, a visit to the huge Infosec Europe conference, an exploration of Mac Malware as a Service, and a walk through the myths of online … Continue reading

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Honeypots and the Internet of Things

There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or ‘smart’ devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against the French hosting provider OVH and the US DNS provider … Continue reading

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Breaking the attack chain

The attack chain. It’s a term used often in infosecurity. Also known as the kill chain, it was originally used as a military concept to describe the structure of an attack. It serves the same function in cybersecurity, where various … Continue reading

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Tackling the myths surrounding cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is an act most of us are familiar with. Knowing what it is, who’re involved, and its harmful effects to targets are easy enough to identify; but do you know that cyberbullying is surrounded by misconceptions, too? In this … Continue reading

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Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors. As further research … Continue reading

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Announcing Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, a next-generation antivirus replacement for businesses

Six months ago, we announced Malwarebytes 3.0, a next-generation antivirus replacement for home users. Today, I am happy to announce Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, its equivalent for businesses. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection includes an easy to deploy, scalable cloud platform that allows … Continue reading

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