In early November, a well-known and respected security researcher by the name of Tavis Ormandy alerted us to several security vulnerabilities in the consumer version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Within days, we were able to fix several of the vulnerabilities server-side and are now internally testing a new version (2.2.1) to release in the next 3-4 weeks to patch the additional client-side vulnerabilities.
For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and IT security Jedis alike up at night. For good reason: Ransomware is cunning, effective, and proliferating, and the cyber security industry hasn’t really had an answer for it. But we’ve got one now.
Cyber security, malvertising and exploit are a hot topic, even across the Pond. If there’s one place where the impact of cybercrime is being felt recently, it’s in the UK.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Security is shortlisted for the Best SMB Security Product award, and Marcin Kleczynski could be the next Technology Hero of the Year.