Under the hoodie: why money, power, and ego drive hackers to cybercrime

We know what cybercriminals do. We know how they do it. Now we ask: why? This in-depth profile examines what makes hackers turn to cybercrime, and what could change their minds.

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A week in security (August 6 – August 12)

A round-up of the security news from August 6 – August 12, including ransomware, interesting talks during BlackHat, botnets, and the evils of JavaScript.

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White hat, black hat, and the emergence of the gray hat: the true costs of cybercrime

Osterman Research recently completed a major survey on behalf of Malwarebytes to determine the actual cost of cybercrime to businesses. Here’s what we discovered.

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Cybercrime tactics & techniques Q2 2018

The last quarter is likely the last hurrah of the campaigns and attacks we’ve been seeing over the last 6 months. What comes next may completely change the game. Check out our latest Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques report to find out more about what you may encounter next quarter.

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UK law enforcement: an uphill struggle to fight hackers

Reports claim that UK law enforcement are still struggling to get to grips with cybercrime. We take a look at what’s going on, and why services aren’t able to cope with all things digital.

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A week in security (March 12 – March 18)

A roundup of notable security news from March 12 to 18, including data theft, mobile malware, compromised clients, and more.

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How we can stop the New Mafia’s digital footprint from spreading in 2018

This new generation of hackers are more like traditional criminal organizations than you might think. Cybercriminals are the New Mafia of today.

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Singles’ Day deal seekers beware

Originally a day set aside for singles in China to be proud of their singlehood, Singles’ Day has been transformed into what is arguably the world’s single largest e-commerce festival, thanks to the involvement of The Alibaba Group. In fact, the Alibaba Group alone reported $17.8 billion in sales; six times higher than what was…

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A week in security (October 30 – November 5)

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of October 30 through November 5. Data breaches, reports, vulnerabilities, and a look at the scariest malware monsters.

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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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