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How Malwarebytes Uses the Latest Research and Security Techniques to Safeguard Online Banking and Shopping

Until it happens to you, it’s just another news story. Cybercrime affects millions of people around the world every day. New threats are constantly emerging, but the goal is always to steal consumer or business information and monetize it. With the popularity of e-commerce and online banking comes new opportunities for cybercriminals to cause harm. Security companies, like Malwarebytes, are leading the fight against breaches with the latest techniques and exhaustive research methods based on customer telemetry data to provide products that safeguard consumers and businesses alike.

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Millions of Android phones were redirected to cryptocurrency mining site

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes discovered that the so-called ‘drive-by cryptomining’ malware had managed to infect Android phones and redirect them to a website running cryptocurrency mining code that automatically sucks a phone’s processing power to crunch equations needed to generate Monero.

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Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a “drive-by” mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that hijacked their phone processors for mining Monero. While the exact trigger wasn’t clear, researchers believed that infected apps with malicious ads would steer people toward the pages. And it wasn’t subtle — the site would claim that you were showing “suspicious” web activity and tell you that it was mining until you entered a captcha code to make it stop.

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Malwarebytes Wins Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Fastest Growing Company; Best Endpoint Security

Malwarebytes™ announced it was awarded two gold 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards – Fastest Growing Company and Best Endpoint Security.

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Malwarebytes Recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Malwarebytes™ announced it has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

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Malwarebytes Annual State of Malware Report Reveals Ransomware Detections Increased More Than 90 Percent

Malwarebytes™ today released a security research report analyzing the top malware threats for 2017. The findings, presented in the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: 2017 State or Malware Report, illustrate a significant shift in attack methodology, a distinct evolution in the predominant attack tools and a distinct divergence in the types of attacks against businesses from attacks against consumers.

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Events

InfoSec World 2018

For more than 20 years security professionals have made InfoSec World the “business of security” conference. To manage today’s threats, security practitioners must have the skills to be both a business partner and enabler, and have the technical expertise to prevent, detect and respond to security challenges. InfoSec World features a world-class program and expert speakers from the field to help you do just that.   Visit Malwarebytes in Booth #307 the exhibit hall.  And don’t miss the Malwarebytes presentation, “The Evolving Threat Landscape: Findings from the Front Lines” on Monday, March 19 at 10:00 AM.

Black Hat Asia 2018

The brightest in information security will come together for hands-on Trainings taught by industry experts, cutting-edge research presented at Briefings, open-source tools in Arsenal, and the Business Hall featuring top-tier solutions and service providers. Visit Malwarebytes in Stand B06 in the Business Hall.  And don’t miss the Malwarebytes sponsored session in the Briefing Center on Thursday, March 22 at 1:35-1:00 PM.

RSA Conference USA 2018

Take this opportunity to learn about new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you.  Visit Malwarebytes in Booth #917 in the South Hall.

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