A week in security (Mar 20th – Mar 26th)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 20th to the 26th of March. This week, we look back at phishing campaigns, PUPs, ransomware, and more.

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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner

As part of our mission to get more aggressive in the detection of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) we are announcing the acquisition of AdwCleaner.

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Fake Daily Mirror Site offers “Facebook Social Media Profits Program”

Fake news sites are often used as bait for signups, offers and deals. Here’s a combo of fake news, Facebook and more.

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Com[dot]com Site Leads to Fake Daily Mail Article, Other Dodgy Sites

A hostname formerly belonging to CNET may be the new playground of online criminals. We’ve looked into one particular site and found scammy content. Others claim they found worse.

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Major malvertising campaign spreads Kovter Ad Fraud malware

Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc on unpatched computers with this latest and the largest malvertising campaign in 2015 so far.

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