Lock and Code S1Ep4: coronavirus and responding to computer viruses with Akshay Bhargava

We cover the week’s security headlines plus talk with Malwarebytes CPO Akshay Bhargava about the similarities in responding to computer viruses vs. real-life pandemics in episode 4 of Lock and Code.

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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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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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New version of IcedID Trojan uses steganographic payloads

We take a deep dive into the IcedID Trojan, describing the new payloads of this advanced malware.

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A week in security (November 11 – 17)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 11 – 17, including Facebook scams, the importance of securing food infrastructure, and our latest CTNT report.

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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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Trojans, ransomware dominate 2018–2019 education threat landscape

Trojans such as Emotet and TrickBot were the top threat for the education sector in the 2018–2019 school year. What threats will the new school year bring?

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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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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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