Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches

In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams.

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A week in security (July 03 – July 09)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 3rd of July to the 9th. We go over our latest Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques Report, summarize the Petya ransomware outbreak, and more.

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Report: Second quarter dominated by ransomware outbreaks

The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.

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AdGholas malvertising thrives in the shadows of ransomware outbreaks

Several large malvertising campaigns went unnoticed amidst the news of the latest ransomware outbreak.

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AdGholas malvertising: business as usual

The AdGholas malvertising group was once again exposed after a short summer interruption. We review the highlights of this high impact campaign that flew under the radar for over three months.

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