A week in security (July 23 – July 29)

A round up of the security news from July 23 – July 29, including the introduction of Malwarebytes Browser Extensions, and new malware HiddenBee, Proton, and MobiDash.

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OSX.Proton spreading through fake Symantec blog

A new variant of the OSX.Proton malware is being promoted via a fake Symantec blog site.

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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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HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

The website of the popular HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been hacked, and for 4 days, a maliciously-modified copy of the app was installing a new variant of the mysterious Proton malware.

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