Black Hat USA 2018: ransomware is still the star

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:00:02 +0000

A recap of the Malwarebytes’ team experience at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, including top trends, topics, and interesting discussions.

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Osiris dropper found using process doppelgänging

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:52:57 +0000

Process doppleganging, a rare technique of impersonating a process, was discovered last year, but hasn’t been seen much in the wild since. It was an interesting surprise, then, to discover its use in a dropper of the Osiris banking Trojan. We unpack the code to show how malware authors used this process.

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Introducing: Malwarebytes Browser Extension

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:21:22 +0000

Malwarebytes Browser Extensions (BETA) are available in the official web stores for Chrome and Firefox. Read what they can do for you, and try one, if you haven’t already..

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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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PSA: Users with landlines are more vulnerable to scams

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Anyone still using a home phone be warned: having landlines makes you particularly vulnerable to scams. Read on to learn how to keep your landline but stay safe from cyberattacks.

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Malwarebytes CrackMe 2: contest summary

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000

About three weeks ago, we published our second CrackMe, which has triggered a lot of interest, and many high-quality write-up submissions. In this post, we summarize the contest and comment on the submissions. Whose write-up won? Read on to find out.

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Vote for Malwarebytes Labs: European Security Blogger Awards 2018

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Malwarebytes Labs has been nominated for the Best Corporate Security Blog in the 2018 European Security Blogger Awards. Cast your vote for your favorite blog, and spread the word!

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Mobile Menace Monday: re-emergence of a fake Android AV

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 20:46:35 +0000

Way back in early 2013, a new antivirus (AV) company emerged into the mobile security software industry that had everyone perplexed. It seemed like a fake Android AV, but received certification by a reputable AV testing organization! Now, five years later, it’s back. Here’s why you shouldn’t trust it.

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A week in security (April 23 – April 29)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:17:10 +0000

A roundup of security news from April 23 – April 29, including worms, GDPR, DDoS markets, and more.

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Labs CTNT report shows shift in threat landscape to cryptomining

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.

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CyberByte steals Malwarebytes’ intellectual property

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:42:15 +0000

CyberByte has stolen Malwarebytes’ intellectual property, and has been using our data without permission in their CyberByte Antivirus software.

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