A week in security (October 16 – October 22)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:24:14 +0000

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.

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More trouble in Google Play land

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:41:36 +0000

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.

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How to create an intentional culture of security

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:48 +0000

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.

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BYOD, why don’t you?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:16:16 +0000

Allowing your staff to BYOD has mutual benefits for employees and company, but to keep everyone happy and safe, there are some precautions you should be taking.

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Magniber ransomware: exclusively for South Koreans

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:29:23 +0000

A few days ago, Magnitude EK resurfaced, this time with a new payload that targets only the country of South Korea. It’s called Magniber ransomware.

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419 scammer offers USD $60 million—and a free child

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:46:18 +0000

419 scammers offering up untold riches are nothing new. But untold riches and an adopted child for good measure? How could we not explore this one further?

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When an “Outstanding” rating from CNET isn’t enough

Credit to Author: Eric Fairbanks| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:28:43 +0000

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.

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Why is Malwarebytes blocking CoinHive?

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:00:25 +0000

Since September 19, the number two most frequently blocked website for our customers has been coinhive.com. This post will describe what CoinHive is, what it is doing, and why we are blocking it.

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Exhibition: it-sa Nuremberg

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:47 +0000

Malwarebytes attends it-sa in Germany—Europe’s largest expo for IT security. Post written in English and German.

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Yet more mobile adware found in Google Play

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:25:29 +0000

Two new mobile adware variants were found in the Google Play store—all in one week.

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