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New ‘Under the Radar’ report examines modern threats and future technologies

As if you haven’t heard it enough from us, the threat landscape is changing. It’s always changing, and usually not for the better. The new malware we see being developed and deployed in the wild have features and techniques that allow them to go beyond what they were originally able to do, either for the purpose of additional infection or evasion of detection. To that end, we decided … [Read more...]

Hancitor: fileless attack with a kernel trick

This article was authored by David Sánchez, Mickaël Roger, and Jérôme Segura During the past few years, malicious spam campaigns have proven to be one of the most efficient infection vectors, in part due to a combination of social engineering and a regular number of Office vulnerabilities. The interesting aspect about social engineering is that it capitalizes on the user’s poor decision to execute … [Read more...]

Week in security (February 26 – March 4)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explained how to protect your computer from malicious cryptomining, we gave an encryption 101 lesson using ShiOne ransomware as a case study, and we offered an explanation about SQL injection. We also released a report on the state of malicious cryptomining from its first resurgence in the fall until now. In active malware, we discussed how the RIG malvertising … [Read more...]