In our first wrap-up of the threat landscape, we are going to cover the trends observed during the last few months of 2016, provide an analyst’s view of the threats, and offer some predictions for the beginning of 2017. Moving forward, every quarter we will bring you a view of the threat landscape through the eyes of Malwarebytes researchers and analysts.
Thanks to Hollywood, the media, and even American politics, the lone hacker trope is alive and well. The truth is, there are a multitude of personas that represent hackers, with an equally diverse set of agendas.
Social engineering is a tool as old as war. And a growing number of cybercriminals are using it to manipulate users into giving them what they want.
Today, we wanted to let you know about a new computer security initiative called “100 Cities in 100 Days”. The Identify Theft Council created this project to persuade cities to commit to doing at least one thing to aid community awareness about identify theft and online safety. Malwarebytes Labs will be publishing an article a day for five days that describe different aspects of computer security. We are trying to share knowledge with everyone we possibly can to make the most out of this project.