Fake jquery campaign leads to malvertising and ad fraud schemes

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:14:35 +0000

We look for answers in a long-running and yet mysterious malware campaign that has compromised thousands of websites to date.

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Plugin vulnerabilities exploited in traffic monetization schemes

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The latest round of vulnerable WordPress plugins leads to an active traffic monetization campaign via hacked websites.

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Good bots, bad bots: friend or foe?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Bots are an endless source of debate online, but all we ever hear about are the bad ones. In this post, we look at some examples you’ve probably already run into, and explain why one person’s good bot is another organization’s bad one.

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Malwarebytes helps take down massive ad fraud botnets

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:54 +0000

Malwarebytes joins the fight against ad fraud in one of the largest take down operations.

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Teamwork takes down massive ad fraud botnets

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:54 +0000

Malwarebytes joins the fight against ad fraud in one of the largest take down operations.

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Exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites, tops Malwarebytes detections

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:30:17 +0000

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites. Hint: it’s not because it’s porn.

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Fireball arrests made

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:30:25 +0000

Following some arrests in China, we hope to see a decrease in the amount of adware and adfraud hailing from the Rafotech labs aka Fireball.

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Report: Second quarter dominated by ransomware outbreaks

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:06:53 +0000

The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.

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Adware the series, part 1

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:50 +0000

In this series, we will be using the below flowchart to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. The idea is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for Windows systems.

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Adware vs. ad fraud

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:18:36 +0000

We explain what adware and ad fraud are and point out the differences by discussing the methods and the classification of the malware that is involved.

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