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A Week in Security (Jun 29 – Jul 5)

Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked*:

Top news stories:

  • Banking malware sniffs out data sent over HTTPS. Our friends at Trend Micro discovered a banking Trojan capable of intercepting and capturing data even when transferred securely. Its name is Emotet. (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Microsoft Darkens 4M Sites in Malware Fight. What was supposed to be a switching off of 2,000 selected malicious sites by Microsoft became an ISP-wide blackout, all in the name of security. Even legitimate domains using services of were affected by this supposed take-down. (Source: Kebs on Security)
  • Active malware operation let attackers sabotage US energy industry. “Researchers have uncovered a malware campaign that gave attackers the ability to sabotage the operations of energy grid owners, electricity generation firms, petroleum pipelines, and industrial equipment providers.” (Source: Ars Technica)

Stay secure, everyone!

Jovi Umawing

3 thoughts on “A Week in Security (Jun 29 – Jul 5)

  1. orbfish says on July 7, 2014 at 9:33 am :

    I was just unfortunate enough to download your 2.0 version. The first time I ran it, I got 116 objects. The second time, after repairing, I am up to 126 and rising, including all the previous ones you “removed.” If you have the old version still available, please let me know, this version seems to make the malware multiply!

  2. Adam Kujawa says on July 9, 2014 at 9:16 am :

    orbfish, did you restart your computer after the scan? The quarantine list might also just be adding onto the pre-existing list of quarantined items so that extra 10 might be from something else.

  3. orbfish says on July 22, 2014 at 9:01 am :

    Yes, I had rebooted.

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