hasherezade
Malware Intelligence Analyst

Unpacks malware with as much joy as a kid unpacking candies.

May 22, 2018 - About three weeks ago, we published our second CrackMe, which has triggered a lot of interest, and many high-quality write-up submissions. In this post, we summarize the contest and comment on the submissions. Whose write-up won? Read on to find out.

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April 27, 2018 - Last November, we launched the first Malwarebytes CrackMe. Encouraged by an overwhelmingly positive response, we decided to repeat the game—this time making it even harder and more fun.

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April 18, 2018 - Recently, we came across a Python-based sample dropped by an exploit kit. Although it arrives under the disguise of a MinerBlocker, it has nothing in common with miners. In fact, it seems to be PBot: a Python-based adware.

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March 1, 2018 - A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that's been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack?

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February 23, 2018 - The Avzhan DDoS bot is back in the wild again, this time being dropped by a Chinese drive-by attack. In this post, we'll take a deep dive into its functionality and compare the sample we captured with the one described in the past.

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