Know your threats: the nine scariest malware monsters

It’s been a particularly ghoulish year in cybersecurity, from Russian hacks to ransomware outbreaks. The bad boogey man in the black hoodie has been pulling one over the collective public. It’s dark and creepy, but users refuse to stop peeking behind the door. It’s enough to make even the most grizzled IT admin run for... Categories: 101 Infographics Tags: botnetsmalspammalwareransomwarescariest malwarethreatsTrojans (Read more...) The post Know your threats: the nine scariest malware monsters 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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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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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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