Category Archives: Online Security

Encountering the Wild PUP

October 16, 2014 | BY

The Internet is full of dangers; threats like malware, phishing, hackers and exploits are some, but did you know that there is a far more common threat to users that no one seems to talk about, a threat that almost everyone who has ever owned a computer has experienced.

A Week in Security (Oct 05 – 11)

October 13, 2014 | BY

Another week, another round-up of news and breaking stories! On the Malwarebytes Unpacked blog, I looked at some phone numbers in circulation tied to so-called “Vishing” scams. This is where a scammer uses the telephone to phish user details from an unsuspecting victim, often with dire financial consequences. Elsewhere, we had a Linkedin profile claiming […]

A Week in Security (Sept 28 – Oct 04)

October 6, 2014 | BY

Last week, we at Malwarebytes Unpacked tackled on topics related to a phishing campaign targeting AOL and Outlook users, Android, gaming, threat analysis, a study on children’s behaviour online, more malvertising attacks, Ello, and Twitch. Security researcher Joshua Cannell revealed five tricks malware authors employ to make debugging a laborious hurdle for malware analysts. These tricks also gives us […]

A Week in Security (Sept 21 – 27)

September 29, 2014 | BY

Last week, we’ve seen quite a number of in-the-wild exploits that affect systems installed with unpatched Adobe Flash Player—one via direct exploitation and another via malicious advertisements—and Internet Explorer (IE). Users of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit are protected from these particular attacks, which we have detailed in the following blog posts by Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura: ‘Flash EK’ skips […]

Browser Extensions and Facebook Profile Viewers

September 26, 2014 | BY

We recently saw a website – thousandssa(dot)pw – offering up a Facebook Profile Visitor browser extension: “Profile views * Instantly see who is viewing your profile * Check how many photo views you have * It’s completely free” Long time readers will know anything related to profile views on social networks will set alarm bells ringing, […]

A Week in Security (Sept 07 – 13)

September 15, 2014 | BY

Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked: Twitter Phishing Spamrun: “Strange Rumors About You” (Fraud/Scam Alert) The latest batch of Twitter phishing campaign was spotted by an independent researcher early last week and notified our own researchers about it. Security Researcher Chris Boyd found that bots and compromised Twitter accounts were used to lead […]

A Week in Security (Aug 24 – 30)

September 1, 2014 | BY

Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked: Convincing YouTube look-alike fires RIG Exploit Kit (Exploits) Security researcher Jérôme Segura found and detailed a fake YouTube site hosting a fake Adobe Flash Player. Sub-domain on SourceForge redirects to Flash Pack Exploit Kit (Exploits) Segura also came across a compromised pages hosted in SourceForge, a popular domain […]

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