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July 29, 2014

Marcin Kleczynski

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free scores 100% in AV-TEST removal test!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free aces the annual AV-TEST removal and repair endurance test.

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Exploits

SocialBlade.com compromised, starts redirection chain to Nuclear Pack exploit kit

SocialBlade.com compromised, starts redirection chain to Nuclear Pack exploit kit

YouTube stats tracker SocialBlade.com connected with malicious redirections that leads to Nuclear Pack exploit kit that also compromised AskMen.com last week.

Mobile Security

Android Features Used Maliciously

Android Features Used Maliciously

The majority of Android malware doesn’t need any special ‘magic’ to behave maliciously, they use existing functionality to attack users, functionality available to all developers.

Malvertising

PUPS are Persistent

PUPS are Persistent

PUPs are sneakily bundling themselves with legitimate software.

Recent Posts

“Enter Details Here to Enable Your Account”

We at Malwarebytes do our best to keep you, dear Reader, apprised with the latest threats we encounter that target Facebook users. As you may know, Facebook is one of the few prime targets of online crime, particularly fraud. Here’s one in-the-wild phishing campaign that we spotted homing in on users. Unfortunately, we couldn’t trace back the origin of this […]

Mobile Top-Up Credit Sharing Scams in Circulation

There are lots of mobile providers who allow customers to share their top-up load with friends and family – a handy way to get someone out of a “no way to make a call” pinch, and a more flexible alternative to networks who offer a handful of “call this number, I’m out of money” texts. […]

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free aces the annual AV-TEST removal and repair endurance test.

YouTube stats tracker SocialBlade.com connected with malicious redirections that leads to Nuclear Pack exploit kit that also compromised AskMen.com last week.

A Week in Security (Jul 20 – 26)

A week’s worth of security news from July 20 to 26.

Android Features Used Maliciously

The majority of Android malware doesn’t need any special ‘magic’ to behave maliciously, they use existing functionality to attack users, functionality available to all developers.

Philippine Government Site Infected with Spam Code

An online security repository of bad links has recently flagged the official website of the Department of Agriculture (Kagawaran ng Pagsasaka), which is owned and maintained by the Philippine government, as harbouring malware. We have determined that six pages, including the default page, have been injected with a Blackhat SEO spam code.

Justin Bieber themed 419 Mails are Heartbreakers

An email from Justin Bieber himself? Nope, just a 419 scam.

Popular aggregators CReAte Your Own Newspaper (CRAYON) being used to host questionable content, from links to free software to a myriad of others.

Fake Facebook Mails Lead to Pharma Spam

An urgent message from Facebook saying your account will be deleted? Or is it clickbait from scammers?

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