A week in security (September 25 – October 01)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 25th of September to the 1st of October. We touched on that new macOS High Sierra keychain vulnerability, the Deloitte breach, BlueBorne, crypto mining, and others.

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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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Operation Fingerprint: A Look Into Several Angler Exploit Kit Malvertising Campaigns

A white paper collaboration between Malwarebytes and GeoEdge on the latest malvertising techniques.

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Angler Exploit Kit Strikes on MSN.com via Malvertising Campaign

The same actors behind the recent Yahoo and Azure malvertising attacks went after MSN.com this time.

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Potentially Unwanted Program borrows tricks from malware authors

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are a major annoyance for Internet users these days. Not only are they using tricks to deceive users into installing unwanted software, they are also getting more clever in order to bypass detection from security researchers and automated analysis.

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