Online PC Support Scams: Turning the Tables

You may recall a post I wrote back in April about fake Microsoft phone support calls. I had received a call from scammers whose job was to trick me into buying a bogus program for ‘only’ $299. When they saw I was not willing to pay, they got mad and deleted documents and pictures off…

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Cyber Criminals Never Waste A Tragedy

We are accustomed to seeing criminals take advantage of big events to push malware, so we always keep an eye out for malicious emails or websites. This one was no exception with customized spam messages and malicious links all leading to nasty infections. The emails come with a subject line such as “Aftermath to explosion…

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Malwarebytes Hit by Targeted Attack!

Dear Readers, We regret to inform you that over the weekend, Malwarebytes was under direct, targeted attack from a new type of malware of unknown origin. The malware was shutting down systems left and right at our headquarters. We were able to cut off its spread through our network and obtain a sample of it…

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Who is ‘Whois’ ?

On March 20th, reports were circulating that a cyberattack had been conducted against broadcast networks and banks in South Korea.  In typical reaction, it was suspected that North Korea may have been to blame, although no evidence has surfaced supporting this idea.  However, it’s recently been reported that at least one of the bank attacks…

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New Exploit Kit, Ransomware and AV evasion

Ransomware is still going strong and infecting countless PCs. We happened to stumble upon an interesting sample part of the Urausy family which bypassed detection on all major antivirus products for almost an entire day before slowly being detected. In this post we will give some information on its background (where it came from) and…

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