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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A week in security (August 28 – September 3)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 28th of August to the 3rd of September. We touched on Kronos, Locky, a 419 scam, insider threats, and more!

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Locky ransomware adds anti sandbox feature (updated)

Locky ransomware attempts to evade detection by relying once more on simple, yet effective user interaction.

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A week in security (August 14 – August 20)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 14th of August to the 20th of August. We looked at back to school cybersecurity tips, Kronos malware, and the return of Locky ransomware.

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Locky ransomware returns to the game with two new flavors

We recently observed a fresh malicious spam campaign pushed through the Necurs botnet distributing so far, two new variants of Locky ransomware.

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Week in Security (August 7 – August 13)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from Monday the 7th of August to August 14th. We looked at security certificates and the new bloated Cerber ransomware.

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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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New ‘Jaff’ ransomware via Necurs asks for 2 BTC

The dreaded Necurs botnet delivers a new ransomware with a high ransom ask in this newest spam campaign.

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A week in security (Apr 17 – Apr 23)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 17th of April to the 23rd. We focused on the return of Locky ransomware, Moker Trojan, and more.

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Locky ransomware is back, but we already protect against it

For a while, it appeared that Locky ransomware had completely disappeared and allowed for Cerber to take the number one spot as the most distributed piece of ransomware. But after a long absence, Locky returns in full swing.

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