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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Malware vaccination tricks: blue pills or red pills

Malware vaccination tricks are offered for various sorts and families of malware, but can and should we use them? What are the pros and cons? Read all about it.

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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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EternalPetya – yet another stolen piece in the package?

Since 27th June we’ve been investigating the outbreak of the new Petya-like malware armed with an infector similar to WannaCry. Since the day one, various contradicting theories started popping up. In this post, we will try to fill this gap, by making a step-by-step comparison of the current kernel and the one on which it is based (Goldeneye Petya).

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Do I have Malwarebytes or a tech support scam?

A lot of companies don’t make it all too clear who their tech support is. Given the wide variety in how legitimate companies handle their support, how can you tell the difference between tech support and a tech support scam? We point out how to differentiate us from a tech support scammer.

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