A look into the global drive-by cryptocurrency mining phenomenon

As drive-by downloads slow down, drive-by cryptocurrency mining emerges as the latest annoyance that hijacks our PCs' CPU. Categories: Cybercrime Exploits Privacy Tags: coinhivecryptocurrenciesCryptojackingDrive-by miningJsMinermonero (Read more...) The post A look into the global drive-by cryptocurrency mining phenomenon appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Stay away from the Bitcoin multiplier scam

Bitcoin multiplier scams: same old scam, different commodity. Scammers want your Bitcoins, and to get them, they promise to make you rich in less than an hour. Too good to be true? Absolutely. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: bitcoincryptocurrencymultiplierscam (Read more...) The post Stay away from the Bitcoin multiplier scam appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Decoy Microsoft Word document delivers malware through a RAT

A Remote Administration Tool (RAT) is delivered via an unusual route: a benign-looking Microsoft Word document with an ulterior motive. Categories: Exploits Threat analysis Tags: CVE-2017-0199CVE-2017-8759exploitsratWord exploits (Read more...) The post Decoy Microsoft Word document delivers malware through a RAT appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Equifax, TransUnion websites push fake Flash Player in malvertising campaign

Equifax's website is once again infected, this time with malvertising that redirects to a fake Flash player. Further investigation reveals TransUnion was also targeted. Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: EquifaxFlash PlayermalvertisingTransunion (Read more...) The post Equifax, TransUnion websites push fake Flash Player in malvertising campaign appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Tech support scammers abuse native ad and content provider Taboola to serve malvertising

See how scammers redirected visitors from MSN to their tech support scam page in this latest malvertising campaign. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: click baitfraudmalvertisingmsnTaboolatech support scams (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers abuse native ad and content provider Taboola to serve malvertising appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Drive-by mining and ads: The Wild Wild West

Cryptomining in the browser is all the rage lately. But what are the impacts for users when it is being abused by dubious publishers? Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: adsbrowsercoinhivecryptominercryptominingcryptonightexploit kitJSmalvertisingmalware (Read more...) The post Drive-by mining and ads: The Wild Wild West appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Fake IRS notice delivers customized spying tool

Threat actors leverage a Microsoft Office exploit to spy on their victims. In this blog post, we will review its delivery mechanism and analyze the malware we observed, a modified version of a commercial Remote Administration Tool (RAT). Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: CP2000CVE-2017-0199docexploitIRSmalspammalwareOfficephishingratremote administration toolRMSspyword (Read more...) The post Fake IRS notice delivers customized spying tool appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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