Displaying items by tag: Malwarebytes

Software for technology solution providers company ConnectWise has announced several new hires for roles across the APAC region as part of its focus on driving strategic alignment with partners in the Australian channel.

Published in People Moves

Owners of Gigaset Android smartphones have been hit by malware that is automatically installed through what appears to be a supply chain attack, a blog post by German tech writer Günter Born claims.

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Security vendor Malwarebytes was also hit by the same actor that was implicated in the attacks using SolarWinds Orion network management software, but says the attack vector was not the software.

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Security firm RiskIQ says a wave of compromises of e-commerce websites earlier this year were carried out through use of a variant of the Ant and Cockroach skimmer which was connected to a group of attackers known as Magecart group 12.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 15:05

How Hackers Can Abuse Contact Tracing Apps

By ProPrivacy

VENDOR PROMOTION Contact tracing apps could do a lot of good, but not if hackers get in the way. Here’s a quick list of three ways cybercriminals can abuse these apps.

Published in Guest Opinion
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:56

How Hackers Can Abuse Contact Tracing Apps

VENDOR PROMOTION Contact tracing apps could do a lot of good, but not if hackers get in the way. Here’s a quick list of three ways cybercriminals can abuse these apps.

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New ransomware for the Mac — a rarity in an era when Microsoft Windows is overwhelmingly the platform of choice for this class of malware — that spreads through pirated software has been reported by researchers, with K7 Lab's Dinesh Devadoss the first to file a report.

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A group that was distributing Windows ransomware known as Shade or Troldesh has pulled up stumps and released about 750,000 encryption keys, offering an apology for its actions during its existence.

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Ransomware attacks on businesses and governments will continue at a more rapid pace, thanks to newly found security vulnerabilities, according to one global security firm which forecasts further increases in ransomware attacks and VPN “scandals” in 2020 and beyond.

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Promising "50% less CPU usage", Malwarebytes' new version 4.0 for Windows PCs promises to be "smarter, faster and lighter" than ever before while dealing with modern malware and online threats.

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An infection of Windows systems by the Emotet malware was the precursor to the recent ransomware attack on Victorian hospitals, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says, as part of a warning that Emotet, which has been around since 2014, is being spread in Australia by malicious emails.

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Anti-malware software vendor Malwarebytes has appointed 15-year IT industry veteran Dani Ferguson to the post of MSP channel account manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Published in People Moves

Australia ranks sixth for the number of malware detections recorded in the APAC region, with a total of 59,301 business detections for the first quarter of 2019, according to a newly released report.

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Users of the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet are being drafted into a botnet used for distributed denial of service attacks, the security firm Malwarebytes says, adding that this came after users were initially prompted to download a bogus update that stole their digital currencies.

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The fall in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led to a fall in the planting of cryptomining scripts by Windows malware in the third quarter of this year generally, but not in Australia and New Zealand.

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Annual security costs for companies are much less in Australia than in Germany, the US, the UK and Singapore, the global cyber security firm Malwarebytes says in a report released on Wednesday.

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Security vendor Malwarebytes has acquired Binisoft, a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control.

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A pop-up for Malwarebytes Premium just popped-up on my Mac alerting me of a new version, but when pressed, told me that my version was already up-to-date, which was wrong.

Published in Home Tech

A number of legitimate websites have been compromised and are spreading Windows malware to users through fake alerts for browser updates that resemble the original to a marked degree.

Published in Security
Friday, 09 March 2018 11:33

Steep rise in malware threats to Mac: report

Malware targeting Mac operating systems more than doubled from 2016 to 2017, according to a new report which reveals that in 2017 alone, Mac threats increased more than 270%.

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