A week in security (December 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:31 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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A week in security (December 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:10 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 3–9, including a new Mac malware, new Flash zero-day vulnerability, new Malwarebytes report focusing on current undetectable malware, and breaches happening left and right.

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Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:57:36 +0000

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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A week in security (October 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000

A roundup of security news from October 22 to October 28, including more headaches for airlines, how to avoid being a victim of a sextortion scam, and problems with search engines, browsers, and email.

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Mac malware targets cryptomining users

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:36:10 +0000

A new Mac malware called OSX.Dummy is being distributed on cryptomining chat groups that, even after being removed, leaves behind remnants for future malware to find.

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A week in security (May 14 – May 20)

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 17:17:10 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 14 – May 20, including Mac malware, machine learning, advergaming, tech support scams, and much more.

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New Mac cryptominer has 23 older variants

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:35:53 +0000

The new Mac cryptominer, OSX.CreativeUpdate, turns out to be older than we thought, with 23 variants found dating back to October 2017.

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A week in security (January 29 – February 04)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:45:17 +0000

A compilation of notable security news from January 28 to February 4, featuring PUPs, a new Mac malware, two new ransomware variants, robocalls, and more.

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New Mac cryptominer distributed via a MacUpdate hack

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:20:01 +0000

A new Mac cryptocurrency miner, called OSX.CreativeUpdate, was being distributed from the MacUpdate website, in the guise of known apps such as Firefox.

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