A week in security (October 16 – October 22)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, October 16 to Sunday, October 22. We talked about adware and malware in Google Play, a ransomware exclusively targeting South Korea, BYOD, a new 419 scam, cyptocurrency mining, and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: 419 scambyodcoinhiveculture of securitydynamic data exchangefake elmedia playerKRACKmagniberransomwarerecapweekly blog roundup (Read more...) The post A week in security (October 16 – October 22) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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More trouble in Google Play land

After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found capable of adding affected mobile devices to a botnet. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: Android/Backdoor.Clientor.funBotbotnetGoogle PlayMobilesockbot (Read more...) The post More trouble in Google Play land appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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How to create an intentional culture of security

A culture of security in the workplace has always existed; it just may be unrecognized, weak, or inconsistent. How can businesses get employees to accept and champion an intentional culture of security? And why should they? We'll show you how. Categories: 101 Business FYI Tags: culturecybersecuritypeople are the only linksecuritysecurity 101SMBSME (Read more...) The post How to create an intentional culture of security appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A week in security (October 9 – October 15)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, October 9 to Sunday, October 15. We presented our quarterly report, won security awards, and lots more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: a week in securityandroid ransomwarebotnetcryptominersddosEquifaxhack backsphishingTransunion (Read more...) The post A week in security (October 9 – October 15) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches

In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: 3rd quarterandroid malwareastrumbreachcerbercybercrimecybercrime tactics and techniquesemotetEquifaxexploit kitfrancophonefruitflyglobeimposterLockymac malwaremalicious spammalspamMalwarebytesmalwarebytes labsnational health serviceNHSoceanlotusq3 2017reportRIGsmartscreensonictech support scamstrickbottrojan.clicker.hyjwhole foods (Read more...) The post Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Make way for the GDPR: Is your business ready?

On May 25th, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full force. Although this law applies to data controllers and data processors within the European Union, SMEs in the US and other countries that handle online data of Europe and UK citizens are affected by this as well. Thus, there is a need for companies to comply. Where should B2Cs and B2Bs start? Read through our comprehensive guide here. Categories: 101 FYI Tags: gdprguidenational cybersecurity awareness monthNCSAM (Read more...) The post Make way for the GDPR: Is your business ready? appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A week in security (October 02 – October 08)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 2nd of October to the 8th of October. We touched on the VB2017, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: adwareIoTmalwarephishingVB2017 (Read more...) The post A week in security (October 02 – October 08) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Out of character: Homograph attacks explained

Online and on traditional media, we hear and read about different kinds of cybersecurity attacks that sometimes we get overwhelmed with the terminologies. Most of us grasp what phishing attacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks are, but how familiar are we wit Categories: 101 FYI Tags: Explainedhomograph attacksphishingscript spoofingSocial Engineeringtyposquattingvisual spoofing (Read more...) The post Out of character: Homograph attacks explained appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A week in security (September 25 – October 01)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 25th of September to the 1st of October. We touched on that new macOS High Sierra keychain vulnerability, the Deloitte breach, BlueBorne, crypto mining, and others. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: bluebornecrypto miningdavid sanchezdeloitte hackHigh SierraJerome Segurakeychain vulnerabilityNathan CollierrecapThomas Reedweekly blog roundupWilliam Tsing (Read more...) The post A week in security (September 25 – October 01) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Elaborate scripting-fu used in espionage attack against Saudi Arabia Government

In this post, we take apart a clever set of scripts used in a targeted attack against the government of Saudi Arabia. Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: espionagegovermentmacromicrosoft wordpowershellsaudi arabiascriptingtrojan (Read more...) The post Elaborate scripting-fu used in espionage attack against Saudi Arabia Government appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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