April 23, 2015 | BY
We at Malwarebytes have always emphasized on the importance of learning, and books have always been a part of that process. Today. we give an overview on two short infosec books you may be interested in. One is about smartphones; the other, zero-day vulnerabilities.
February 6, 2015 | BY
Botnets were used to take down Xbox and Playstation’s network during the holidays. But did you know that botnets were originally designed to be helpful? Learn more about botnets.
September 11, 2014 | BY
A huge dump of Gmail accounts were posted online, but is actually a compilations of older leaks, and not a “security breach” as has been originally reported by some.
September 8, 2014 | BY
The threat known as Dyre was originally spotted by security firm CSIS and by PhishMe which also had uncovered the new malware earlier in June.
Back then, the threat was aimed at banks and other financial institutions, something very reminiscent of other banking Trojans such as Zeus and its variants.
But researchers discovered that the malware is now capable of capturing login credentials from Salesforce users by redirecting them through a phishing website.
Dyre will initially infect users through some form of social-engineering, typically with an email that contains a malicious attachment. Once on the system, the malware can act as a man-in-the-middle and intercept every single keystroke. To be clear, this is not a vulnerability with Salesforce or its website, but rather a type of malware that leverages compromised end-point machines.
May 30, 2014 | BY
Are we finally free from the threat of RATs or is it only a matter of time before another tool occupies Blackshades’ throne?
April 22, 2014 | BY
From Ghostball to the nVir virus to Reveton and CryptoLocker, here’s a look back at the last 25 years in cyber security.
March 21, 2014 | BY
Lost Mt. Gox Bitcoins found.
March 17, 2014 | BY
Leaked Mt.Gox files: no valuable data, just malware
March 13, 2014 | BY
Cyber-criminal messages instill fear of cancer.
February 14, 2014 | BY
Silk Road 2, the underground marketplace specializing in nefarious services, had all of its Bitcoins stolen.
January 24, 2014 | BY
Feds bust group selling counterfeit credit cards online.
January 20, 2014 | BY
Malware authors look for new infection opportunities in pre-existing user bases, say for example, those that use browser extensions.
December 19, 2013 | BY
Updated browser-based ransomware uses more advance payment process and also now abuses CloudFlare.
December 6, 2013 | BY
Russian authorities have arrested and prosecuted 13 people, including “Paunch”, who were responsible for the Blackhole exploit kit.
December 3, 2013 | BY
German researchers proved that malware could communicate via audio, what does that mean for the future?
November 13, 2013 | BY
November 12, 2013 | BY
Bitcoin started out as a digital currency, free from duplication and free from centralization and assumed, free from organized crime. However over the last couple weeks, there have been two major incidents against online Bitcoin trading and storage that have resulted in the loss of approximately $5.4 Million in Bitcoins. The exchange rate currently lies […]
November 11, 2013 | BY
November 4, 2013 | BY
The criminals behind CryptoLocker that encrypts all your personal files are now offering a late payment option, albeit at a higher cost.
October 29, 2013 | BY
Bitcoin, the famous digital currency which has sparked much controversy over the years, is now heading to an ATM near you. The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is set to open today in Vancouver.