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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Newest Locky Variant Uses Ykcol Extension for Encrypted Files

Locky ransomware’s newest variant appends the extension “.ykcol” to every file it affects using its encryption mechanism. Stormshield malware analyst coldshell came across the new variant on 18 September. As with its previous forms, Locky relies on a malspam campaign for distribution. This operation pushes out emails with the subject line “Status of invoice” that … Read More The post Newest Locky Variant Uses Ykcol Extension for Encrypted Files appeared first on The State of Security.
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Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks. The post Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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A week in security (August 28 – September 3)

Last week, we looked at what actions Kronos can perform in the final installment of a 2-part post. We also dived into Locky, again, a ransomware that just made a comeback, and found that its latest variant (as of this writing) has anti-sandboxing capabilities. This means that once Locky has determined that it’s residing in... Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: 419 scamexploit kitinsider threatskronosLockymalvertisingPrincessLockerransomwarerecapRIGsecurityweekly blog roundup (Read more...) The post A week in security (August 28 – September 3) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers. The post New Locky ransomware: what you need to know appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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A week in security (August 14 – August 20)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 14th of August to the 20th of August. We looked at back to school cybersecurity tips, Kronos malware, and the return of Locky ransomware. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: kronosKronos malwareLockyLocky ransomwareransomwarerecapweekly blog roundup (Read more...) The post A week in security (August 14 – August 20) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Locky ransomware returns to the game with two new flavors

We recently observed a fresh malicious spam campaign pushed through the Necurs botnet distributing so far, two new variants of Locky ransomware. Categories: Cybercrime Malware Social engineering Tags: Diablo6LockyLocky ransomwareLukitusmalspamnecursransomware (Read more...) The post Locky ransomware returns to the game with two new flavors appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Week in Security (August 7 – August 13)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from Monday the 7th of August to August 14th. We looked at security certificates and the new bloated Cerber ransomware. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: cerbercertificatesdnaLockyMagnitudemambaransomwaresecurityweekly blog roundup (Read more...) The post Week in Security (August 7 – August 13) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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