A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 8 to January 14, including Meltdown and Spectre fallout, apps with naughty ads, and cybercrime surrounding the Winter Olympics. Categories: Malwarebytes news Security world Week in security Tags: Google Playmeltdown and spectrewinter olympicsWPA3 (Read more...) The post A week in security (January 8 – January 14) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites, tops Malwarebytes detections

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites. Hint: it's not because it's porn. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: ad fraudad networksadult sitesmalicious redirectsmalvertising (Read more...) The post Exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites, tops Malwarebytes detections appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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How we can stop the New Mafia’s digital footprint from spreading in 2018

Cybercriminals are the New Mafia of today’s world. This new generation of hackers are like traditional Mafia organizations, not just in their professional coordination, but their ability to intimidate and paralyze victims. Categories: Business CEO announcements Malwarebytes news Security world Tags: cyberattackscybercrimegangshackersMafiamarcin kleczynskiNew Mafiavigialntes (Read more...) The post How we can stop the New Mafia’s digital footprint from spreading in 2018 appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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How to solve the Malwarebytes CrackMe: a step-by-step tutorial

One of our analysts created a Malwarebytes CrackMe—an exercise in malware analysis—that was released to the community on Twitter and triggered a positive response. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: crackmemalware analyst exerciseMalwarebytes CrackMe (Read more...) The post How to solve the Malwarebytes CrackMe: a step-by-step tutorial appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Winning the battle against PUPs – on your computer and in U.S. District Court

This week, a United States District Court judge ruled in Malwarebytes favor, dismissing a lawsuit brought against us by Enigma Software Group USA LLC (“Enigma”). Essentially, they sued us because we classified two of their software programs as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Categories: CEO announcements Malwarebytes news PUP Tags: EnigmaEnigma Softwarepotentially unwanted programsPUMPUPPUPsRegHunterSpyHunter (Read more...) The post Winning the battle against PUPs – on your computer and in U.S. District Court appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Traditional AV solutions shown ineffective in real-time global heat map

It's no secret that antivirus technology (AV) has faced increased scrutiny in the tech industry for quite some time. One way to truly gauge the effectiveness of today’s traditional AV solutions is by analyzing real-world data. So, we did just that. Categories: CEO announcements Malwarebytes news Tags: antivirusheat mapmarcin kleczynskiremediationremediation maptraditional antivirush (Read more...) The post Traditional AV solutions shown ineffective in real-time global heat map appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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When an “Outstanding” rating from CNET isn’t enough

The editors at CNET/Download.com recently awarded Malwarebytes for Windows with an “outstanding” rating of 4.5 stars. But we'd like to strive for even more. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: CNETCNET ratingDownload.comMalwarebytes for WindowsMalwarebytes newsMalwarebytes reviews (Read more...) The post When an “Outstanding” rating from CNET isn’t enough 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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