Jovi Umawing
Malware Intelligence Analyst

Technical writer, researcher, and marketing fellow fascinated by psychology, architecture, and supercars. A habitual night owl.

July 28, 2016 - No one has expected to see a mobile gaming app become so popular so fast and affect people the way it has. Indeed, the introduction of Pokémon Go—plus the sharp rise of popularity of augmented reality—has opened a lot of opportunities for cross-industry innovation and growth. Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games for every player and those caught in the experience of others.

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July 25, 2016 - It has been six months since David and Carol Martin, a Scottish couple in the UK, received the highest National Lottery pay out made to any winner to date. And scammers have been taking advantage of it for half a year now. Don't be misled by this so-called "donation scam".

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July 15, 2016 - When we talk about online extortion, nowadays what comes to mind is ransomware, thanks to reports of new strains found almost every day of the week. For some, it may be scams—from online dating, to loan, to 419 fraud. For others, some examples may be hijacked accounts, sextortion, DDoS attacks, and data theft. These past few weeks, we have been introduced to a new type of digital extortion that, as some security experts claim, is currently on the rise: bug poaching.

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July 8, 2016 - Files that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) detect as OneClickDownloader are what we call bundlers. We have defined bundlers as a blend of programs that are bunched up together to be installed with a main program, which is usually what users desire to install onto their systems. These additional programs are other unwanted software, such as adware and toolbars.

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May 20, 2016 - For the coming months, Malwarebytes Labs will be highlighting the top PUPs as per our telemetry data. It’s SweetIM this week, a software claiming to provide “fun” by adding animated emoticons to your IMs and Facebook, and a toolbar to your browsers.

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