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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Telephony Scams: Can You Help?

Back in 2009, I wrote about a telephony based scam that had gained momentum, and which sadly appears to have grown since then — invading other countries and scamming more victims. Since then, various other people, including my friends at Microsoft, have been investigating the companies involved, to try and both raise awareness and shut […]

You can’t buy happiness but you can advertise it!!

Since December of 2011, the spread of malicious advertisements, or “Malvertisements”, has drastically increased. Along with this trend is the increased spread of some pretty nasty malware. One in particular is called Happili, an adware trojan that installs a browser extension to re-direct legitimate search queries to ad sites.

DDOS, Botnets and Worms…Oh My!

The recent attack on the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), most likely in response to the 36 data selling sites shut down a few weeks ago, lead to the admission by high ranking SOCA officials that the Ministry of Defense networks need to “beef up their security.”  In response to this we would like to […]

Stopping Malware Distribution at the Source

At Malwarebytes we are a bit obsessed with protecting our users, which causes us to approach our jobs from all sorts of different angles. One of my favorite aspects of this is how we tackle malware right at its source: the servers that deliver it. Our team works around the clock to identify and block […]

From the outside looking in, it may appear that the press regularly reports stories when a company’s website, database or intellectual property has been hacked, stolen or compromised. The more eye-opening fact of the matter is that the scale and scope of the cybercrime problem is much, much larger and the actual incidences of these […]

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