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Why MRG-Effitas matters to SMBs

When selecting the right cybersecurity vendor to protect their operations, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can lean on several third-party research organizations that analyze which cybersecurity products can best prevent, detect, and clean up various types of cyberattacks today. But these tests can sometimes assume a level of end-user complexity
Publish At:2022-05-16 12:59 | Read:345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news 360° Assessment Malwarebytes MITRE MRG-Eff

MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluation results: Malwarebytes’ efficiency, delivered simply, earns high marks

p>Cybersecurity can be complex work, as security teams need to regularly decipher and prioritize alerts, protect against daily threats, and possibly implement product configuration changes, all while staying abreast of the latest intelligence on new and evolving threats. For organizations that lack fully staffed, internal security teams, or sometimes even on
Publish At:2022-04-01 00:59 | Read:609 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Alert Quality Analytic Coverage EDR EDR pl

Tech support fraud is still very much alive, says latest FBI report

p>The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report. In 2021, IC3 continued to receive a record number of complaints from the American public: 847,376 reported complaints, which was a 7% increase from 2020, with potential losses exceeding $6.9 billion. Among the complaints received, ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) sch
Publish At:2022-03-28 12:47 | Read:1230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tech support scams fbi IC3 impersonation Malwarebytes spoofi

How to speed up your computer or laptop

Why do machines always throw a tantrum when you are in a hurry? It’s called Murphy’s Law which some people may know as the butter side down rule. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. And usually at a time when it is most inconvenient. That being said, there are ways to speed things up. Let’s have a look at some options to fix slow computers. Why i
Publish At:2022-02-02 08:50 | Read:878 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos hardware Malwarebytes PUPs software speed up

Making better cybersecurity training: Q&A with Malwarebytes expert Kelsey Prichard

If you hadn’t noticed by now, we are in the first week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which, according to the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency in the United States, means that we should all consider how people, organizations, and businesses can “be cyber smart” this year and ahead. While there are countless ways to interpret ex
Publish At:2021-10-08 10:14 | Read:1365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Be Cyber Smart cisa cybersecurity training Malware

The 6 best Chrome extensions for privacy and security

While searching for security- and privacy-improving extensions, users may end up installing an extension that is counterproductive to their goals. To help our readers I have compiled a list of Chrome extensions that can actually help you improve your online privacy and security. Our regular readers have seen me post various warnings about malicious Chrome
Publish At:2021-06-17 11:33 | Read:1353 | Comments:0 | Tags:101 1password Browser guard chrome extensions click&clean Gh

TinyCheck: Stalkerware detection that doesn’t leave a trace

In 2019, when Malwarebytes helped found the Coalition Against Stalkerware, which brings together cybersecurity vendors and nonprofits to detect and raise awareness about stalkerware, we encountered a significant roadblock in our fight: For some users, the very detection of these potentially privacy-invasive tools could put their lives at greater risk. In
Publish At:2021-03-09 21:24 | Read:1776 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Coalition Against Stalkerware Malwarebytes stalkerwa

Malwarebytes ‘s email systems hacked by SolarWinds attackers

Cyber security firm Malwarebytes announced that threat actor behind the SolarWinds attack also breached its network last year. Malwarebytes revealed today that SolarWinds hackers also breached its systems and gained access to its email. Malwarebytes joins the club of security firms that were hit by Solarwinds attackers, after FireEye, Microsoft, and Crowd
Publish At:2021-01-19 19:50 | Read:1754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking hacking news information security news

Likely lead generation scam targets potential Malwarebytes MSP partners

Recently, Malwarebytes discovered a potential lead generation scam targeting companies that are interested in our Malwarebtyes Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program. In the scam, an individual who used the name “Jenny” aggressively contacted potential MSP partners claiming to represent Malwarebytes. In one instance in New Zealand, “Jenny” repeatedly call
Publish At:2020-12-16 16:36 | Read:1844 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams lead generation lead generation scam Malwarebytes Malw

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve “notifications,” browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user’s mobile or desktop device. In many cases these notifications are benign, but several dodgy firms are paying site owners to install their notification scripts and then selling that communicati
Publish At:2020-11-17 14:00 | Read:1845 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Frank Angiol

The cybersecurity skills gap is misunderstood

Nearly every year, a trade association, a university, an independent researcher, or a large corporation—and sometimes all of them and many in between—push out the latest research on the cybersecurity skills gap, the now-decade-plus-old idea that the global economy lacks a growing number of cybersecurity professionals who cannot be found. It is, as one rep
Publish At:2020-08-25 15:25 | Read:2876 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business (ISC) Aspen Institute CSIS cybersecurity skills gap

Coronavirus campaigns lead to surge in malware threats, Labs report finds

In the first three months of 2020, as the world clamped down to limit coronavirus, cyber threats ramped up. Our latest, special edition for our quarterly CTNT report focuses on recent, increased malware threats which all have one, big thing in common—using coronavirus as a lure. Our report, “Cybercrime tactics and techniques: Attack on home base,” analyze
Publish At:2020-06-01 13:35 | Read:2670 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware Reports Scams Social engineering Threat a

Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

Today, the Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware, an invasive, digital threat that can rob individuals of their expectation of, and right to, privacy. These types of apps can provide domestic abusers with a new avenue of control over their survivors’ lives, granting
Publish At:2020-05-27 12:25 | Read:2596 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Anonyome Labs AppEsteem Corporation bff Bundesve

Fake Malwarebytes Site Used by Malvertising Attack to Spread Raccoon

A malvertising campaign used a copycat website for anti-malware software provider Malwarebytes to distribute the Raccoon infostealer.Malwarebytes learned of the campaign when someone notified the security firm that someone was abusing its brand using the lookalike domain “malwarebytes-free[.]com.” Registered on March 29 via REGISTRAR OF DOMAIN NA
Publish At:2020-04-08 09:50 | Read:2670 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Malvert

Copycat criminals abuse Malwarebytes brand in malvertising campaign

While exploit kit activity has been fairly quiet for some time now, we recently discovered a threat actor creating a copycat—fake—Malwarebytes website that was used as a gate to the Fallout EK, which distributes the Raccoon stealer. The few malvertising campaigns that remain are often found on second- and third-tier adult sites, leading to the Fallout or
Publish At:2020-04-07 14:49 | Read:3100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities copycat criminals copycat sites

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