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Malwarebytes @ DefCon: The Wrap-Up

As mentioned last week, the Malwarebytes crew made it out to DefCon this year to check out all of the interesting talks and presentations given by various members of the computer/intelligence security community. This blog is meant to summarize most of what we saw, giving a brief explanation of which talks we thought were the […]

Phishing 101: Part 2

“Over the years, phishing attacks have changed, as with most things, and have been segmented into different groups of variants.” –Me If there is one thing you can say about cybercriminals, it’s that they are adaptive. As I mentioned last week, phishing attacks have evolved from just fake web pages and official looking emails to […]

Phishing 101: Part 1

This week, there is a lot of media hype over emails being sent to users of the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest because of severe IT issues making it impossible for users to access their accounts online. The emails offer users the ability to log-in to their accounts and provide a link to the […]

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 […]

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