Fireball arrests made

Following some arrests in China, we hope to see a decrease in the amount of adware and adfraud hailing from the Rafotech labs aka Fireball.

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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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A week in security (Jun 05 – Jun 11)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 5th of June to the 11th. We touched on topics like HTTPS, a nasty adware, LatentBot, and other fighters against tech support scams.

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Fireball Chinese malware and you

By now, you might have heard about an adware infection operation that has allegedly spread to 250 million systems called Fireball. The threat intelligence and research teams at Check Point wrote a blog post last week describing the operation, what the threat does the system and the alarming potential the malware has for doing some serious damage. We delve into the worst case scenario with this situation and how to remove Fireball if you are infected.

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