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Malwarebytes Hit by Targeted Attack!

April 1, 2013 | BY

Dear Readers, We regret to inform you that over the weekend, Malwarebytes was under direct, targeted attack from a new type of malware of unknown origin. The malware was shutting down systems left and right at our headquarters. We were able to cut off its spread through our network and obtain a sample of it […]

Who is ‘Whois’ ?

March 26, 2013 | BY

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 […]

New Exploit Kit, Ransomware and AV evasion

March 14, 2013 | BY

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 […]

Timely detection: the key to a good anti-malware solution

October 22, 2012 | BY

In this connected world, time is of the essence. The bad guys are counting on releasing their malicious programs and infecting machines before security companies have time to analyze those samples and provide detection signatures to block the threat. Although antivirus companies have evolved their technologies and can now provide proactive heuristic detections (essentially this […]

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

May 22, 2012 | BY

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.

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