A week in security (July 10 – July 16)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 10th of July to the 16th. We go over our PowerShell, an overview of the Petya ransomware family, and more.

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A .NET malware abusing legitimate ffmpeg

There is a growing trend among malware authors to incorporate legitimate applications in their malicious package. This time, we encountered a malware downloading a legitimate ffmpeg.

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Learning PowerShell: The basics

Get acquainted with some of the basic principles of Powershell and get prepared for some basic usage of this versatile tool that is available on all modern Windows systems.

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Solution Corner: Malwarebytes Incident Response

We recently announced Malwarebytes Incident Response, a centralized threat detection and remediation platform that helps businesses accelerate their response workflows for these types of threats while reducing attack dwell times. Malwarebytes Incident Response scans networked endpoints for advanced threats including malware, PUPs, and adware, and removes them.

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New Mac Malware-as-a-Service offerings

A couple weeks ago, two new Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) offerings for the Mac became available. We take a closer look at these two offerings – a backdoor named MacSpy and a ransomware app named MacRansom.

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