A week in security (June 24 – 30)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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Helping survivors of domestic abuse: What to do when you find stalkerware

Starting today, we’re doing more to protect stalkerware victims than improve our detection capabilities. We’re helping survivors understand how to tell if they’re being watched on their devices—and how to safely get out of the situation.

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Mobile stalkerware: a long history of detection

Does Malwarebytes detect stalkerware? Absolutely, and for good reason. Moreover, we’ve been doing so for a long time—but it’s time to up our efforts.

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WhatsApp fix goes live after targeted attack on human rights lawyer

A fix was rolled out for a WhatsApp vulnerability, which was used to inject spyware into mobile devices and target a human rights lawyer.

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Sophisticated threats plague ailing healthcare industry

Black hat hackers are after patient healthcare data, and such breaches will only intensify. Which forms of malware are behind the attacks? We take a look at the advanced threats targeting a sector struggling to keep up.

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Say hello to Baldr, a new stealer on the market

Baldr is a new stealer that is being actively developed and distributed. Will it be able to compete in this crowded arena?

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A week in security (September 3 – 9)

A roundup of the security news from September 3 – 9, including spyware going mainstream, Mac App Store apps stealing and abusing customer data, and Fortnite install concerns.

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When spyware goes mainstream

Considering using spyware to surveil a cheating partner or keep an eye on the kiddos? Think again. Learn the telltale signs of spyware and why this suddenly mainstream malware needs to go back underground.

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Labs CTNT report shows shift in threat landscape to cryptomining

What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.

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Solution Corner: Malwarebytes for Mac

Mac users have been told for years: Macs don’t get viruses. That’s not true! Stay protected with Malwarebytes for Mac.

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