A week in security (February 15 – February 21)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from February 15 – 21, including Egregor, romance scams, insider threats, and more.

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Lock and Code S1Ep19: Forecasting IoT cybersecurity with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, get a backstage pass to a Malwarebytes employee cybersecurity training about the future of protecting the Internet of Things.

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New Emotet delivery method spotted during downward detection trend

Emotet got a superficial facelift this week, hiding itself within a fake request asking users to update Microsoft Word to take advantage of new features.

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Coronavirus scams, found and explained

Here are some of the many coronavirus email scams that Malwarebytes spotted in the wild, with full details on what they say, what they’re lying about, and which malware they’re trying to install on your machine.

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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Stealthy new Android malware poses as ad blocker, serves up ads instead

Since its discovery less than a month ago, a stealthy new Android malware has already been detected on over 500 devices, and it’s on the rise. Learn how this clever threat pretends to be an ad blocker and then hides itself on mobile devices, all while serving up tons of ads.

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Meet Extenbro, a new DNS-changer Trojan protecting adware

We found a new Trojan that uses aggressive techniques, including blocking access to security sites, to deliver an adware bundler. Read up on what Extenbro can do and how to get this pest off your system.

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Emotet revisited: pervasive threat still a danger to businesses

Emotet is often mentioned as one of the most annoying, effective, and costly present-day malware infections. We discuss the reasons why and the proper way to remove it.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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