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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Who is ‘Whois’ ?

On March 20th, reports were circulating that a cyberattack had been conducted against broadcast networks and banks in South Korea.  In typical reaction, it was suspected that North Korea may have been to blame, although no evidence has surfaced supporting this idea.  However, it’s recently been reported that at least one of the bank attacks […]

Hoaxes

A hoax ( to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous ) is the word we use for a fake warning. Since they are not only annoying and confusing, but sometimes even potentially harmful, they deserve some attention.

We often hear about botnets (networks of infected computers) being used to send out spam, perform Distributed Denial of Service attacks or other nefarious activities by the bad guys. Well, an unidentified researcher thought there was much more that could be done with a botnet and took on an unprecedented mission to map out the […]

From Russia with Ransomware

This week the research team stumbled across a Russian ransomware sample so I decided to take a peek.  The ransom message demands your money (in rubles, actually) and threatens to delete your data if payment isn’t sent within 12 hours.

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit – Raising the Bar!

For all our interested readers, both Marcin, our CEO and I (Marcus) were recently interviewed for an article to discuss our Anti-Rootkit technologies for TechRepublic. The article was just published today. Check it out! Article Link: http://mwb.to/lbeg

New Exploit Kit, Ransomware and AV evasion

Ransomware is still going strong and infecting countless PCs. We happened to stumble upon an interesting sample part of the Urausy family which bypassed detection on all major antivirus products for almost an entire day before slowly being detected. In this post we will give some information on its background (where it came from) and […]

High Exposure

Bill Gates is the latest victim of a series of hacks targeting celebrities and getting their private information exposed to the world. A group of hackers who already published Social Security Numbers, Credit Reports and banking details, addresses etc. for several other high profiles, is still enjoying an undisrupted run. Equifax recently confirmed being breached […]

Bsides SF: The Aftermath

A few weeks back, we told everyone we were going to BSides to do things like meet awesome people and give some talks. Well we are back now and ready to tell you all about it.

Here at Malwarebytes, we see a lot of malware. Whether it’s a botnet used to attack web servers or a ransomware stealing your files, much of today’s malware wants to stay hidden during infection and operation to prevent removal and analysis. Malware achieves this using many techniques

Dangerous beans: Oracle deep in the storm

Last week security researchers from FireEye discovered a new Java exploit that works against the latest versions of Java (version 6 update 41 and version 7 updated 15) making this a zero-day. The flaw is not just a proof of concept but has been spotted in the wild and it will be just a matter […]

CTA: New Java Zero-Days

Update: Oracle has addressed the exploit known as CVE-2013-1493 with an emergency patch.  You can read about this patch on Oracle’s blog here. URGENT: A few days ago we heard about yet another zero-day in Oracle Java from security firm FireEye.  The exploit targets java versions 6 and 7.  Details are

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