A week in security (April 13 – 19)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including phishing scams, coronavirus scams, Apple scams, and more.

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Mac adware is more sophisticated and dangerous than traditional Mac malware

Adware and PUPs can actually be far more invasive and dangerous on the Mac than “real” malware. We demonstrate with analysis of Crossrider, a sophisticated Mac adware that uses evasion and persistence techniques more complex than nation-state malware.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter mishaps invite typosquatters and scammers

Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter account contains many typos that lead to the wrong website—and scammers and typosquatters are taking advantage.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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A week in security (February 3 – 9)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Washington state’s latest efforts to provide better data privacy rights for their residents, dove into the many security questions regarding fintech, and took a look at performance art’s impact on Google Maps.

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Adposhel adware takes over browser push notifications administration

Adware.Adposhel has been noticed to use Chrome policies to ensure that their permissions for web push notifications don’t get removed by the user.

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Billion-dollar search engine industry attracts vultures, shady advertisers, and cybercriminals

We look at the ways in which criminals and vultures use less-than-honest tactics to fleece the search engine industry for a piece of its billion-dollar pie.

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Meet Extenbro, a new DNS-changer Trojan protecting adware

We found a new Trojan that uses aggressive techniques, including blocking access to security sites, to deliver an adware bundler. Read up on what Extenbro can do and how to get this pest off your system.

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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