A week in security (September 17 – 23)

A roundup of the security news from September 17–23, including Android scams, massive WordPress compromises, and high fines for Equifax.

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Emotet on the rise with heavy spam campaign

Over the last few days, we’ve noticed a large increase in malicious spam spreading Emotet, as well as a higher number of detections from our customers. Looks like we’re in the middle of an active Emotet campaign.

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Malware analysis: decoding Emotet, part 2

In part two of our series on decoding Emotet, we analyze the PowerShell code flow and structure. We also reconstruct the command-line arguments—for fun!

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A week in security (May 21 – May 27)

A roundup of security news from May 21 – May 27, including Mac cryptominer, the results of the crackme, bad coding habits, Emotet analysis, and much more.

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Malware analysis: decoding Emotet, part 1

In the first part of this two-part analysis of Emotet, we look at the VBA code, where you’ll learn how to recognize and discard “dead” code thrown in to complicate the analysis process.

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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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