Ransomware’s difficult second album

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining.

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Presenting: Malwarebytes Labs 2017 State of Malware Report

In our 2017 State of Malware report, we examined attack methods, malware developments, and distribution techniques used by cybercriminals over the last 12 months.

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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

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Alleged creator of Fruitfly indicted for 13 years of spying

A 28-year-old Ohio programmer is charged with creating the Fruitfly malware to spy on thousands of unsuspecting victims and produce child pornography.

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A week in security (January 1 – January 7)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 7, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play.

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