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Malwarebytes stalwart promoted to chief product officer
"Akshay has been an incredible partner with product development, enabling our long-term product vision. His leadership has been instrumental to our continued growth and success."
Education prime target for cyber attacks, report finds
"Students use an increasing number of devices - on campus, at home and on the go - connecting endpoints to both secure and unknown networks."
How the iPhone malware discovery affects Apple users – Malwarebytes
The malware implant has been patched, but iPhone users should ensure they’re running on the latest version of iOS (12.1.4) to leverage the security patches.
Business ransomware detections spiking - Malwarebytes
Ransomware attackers are targeting large, ill-prepared public and private organisations with easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities.
Malwarebytes appoints A/NZ MSP channel manager
Dani Ferguson will be a dedicated point of contact for Malwarebytes’ MSPs, driving efficiencies for partners.
Report: The murky world of malicious AI
"Imagine getting a video call from your boss telling you she needs you to wire cash to an account for a business trip that the company will later reimburse. DeepFakes could be used in incredibly convincing spear phishing attacks."
Voter vulnerabilities: Cybersecurity risks impact national elections
The outcome of elections have an enormous impact on the political and cultural landscape of any democratic society.
Ransomware attacks on the rise again - Malwarebytes
The report found that ransomware is seeing a 325% increase from previous year, and is the fourth-most detected threat against businesses in APAC.
Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
500 million impacted by Marriott database breach
A root cause of the breach is currently unknown, but Marriott indicated that the intruders encrypted the information before exfiltrating the data.
Security professionals are considering black hat activity - report
49% of global mid-market professionals were most likely to suggest that it's easy to get into cybercrime without getting caught.
Criminals aim for attack 'quality, not quantity' as malware volumes drop
The crime lull may be a continuation of Q1’s drop, but cryptominers, ransomware, and exploits have opted for ‘quality, not quantity’.
Exclusive: Why NZ is particularly vulnerable to cryptomining
Cryptomining is the newest cybersecurity threat dominating the headlines, but awareness of the attack method is still lacking among organisations.
Those Fortnite for Android links are maliciously fake
YouTube is starting to fill up with videos claiming they have Fortnite for Android available for download.
Apple reportedly taking steps to crack down on iPhone unlockers
Apple is reportedly taking a stand against those who use phone unlockers to access data on iPhones,
Malwarebytes selects DNA Connect as new Australian distributor
“We are excited to partner with DNA Connect to bring our solutions to Australian businesses ranging in size from the mid-market to the enterprise. "
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
Compromised websites spreading Chtonic banking trojan
Affected websites that use outdated versions of WordPress, Joomla and Squarespace content management systems may be compromised.
Android ransomware on the rise in APAC - Malwarebytes
Machine learning anomaly detections also rose by 480%, according to a Malwarebytes report on cybercrime tactics and techniques.
iPhone unlockers set a dangerous precedent for abuse, says security expert
“It’s highly likely that these devices will ultimately end up in the hands of agents of an oppressive regime," warns a Malwarebytes researcher.
Chinese websites targeted in drive-by download attack that drops DDoS bot
The DDoS bot goes by the name of Avzhan, a malware that has been around since 2010.
Malwarebytes CEO 'heartbroken' after botched program updates cause RAM spikes
Malwarebytes urges its customers to update their software after a botched update last Saturday caused massive memory spikes & computer crashes.
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
How SMBs can leverage MSPs to solve their security woes
Malwarebytes talks about how outsourcing security operations to MSPs might be the smartest decision an SMB can make in 2018.