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About a dozen Saudi Arabian agencies were singled out for spearphishing attacks aimed at placing cyberespionage malware on government computers using an infected Word document. The attack was spotted by Malwarebytes when the company’s cybersecurity software was triggered, the company said in a blog post.

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The Rise of the CISO

Today, the cybersecurity market surpasses nearly $75 million annually and it is expected to be worth $170 billion by 2020. As a result, more and more security leaders are sitting on executive boards and playing a huge role in over company strategy.

Version of Facebook Lite app weighed down by Spy FakePlay mobile malware

A version of the social media mobile app Facebook Lite, most likely available via third-party sites in China, was found infected with malware that can steal personal information, Malwarebytes reported on Monday.

New Mac ransomware, backdoor threats emerge

Despite the macOS-based malware being paraded around the internet, researchers are finding it hard to score samples. That’s why, when new macOS-based ransomware families appear in the wild, this is an unusual event. As documented by antivirus software provider Malwarebytes, this February happened to highlight two such occasions.

Want to keep hackers out of gadgets? Try international law

Many “things” that are connected to the internet have been proven to be hackable, and new IoT devices may also be insecure. Fortunately, because these products are manufactured by companies that do business globally, and thanks to how international law works, it can be addressed on an international level.

How safe are Chromebooks from malware?

Google has earned the right to brag a little about the security built into its browser-based Chrome OS that runs on cheap, light and increasingly popular Chromebook laptops. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get malware.

The Malwarebytes Report: The 2016 Malware Threat Landscape

The internet security company Malwarebytes just released its “State of Malware” report for the latter half of 2016. Highlights about individual malware threats are presented in this article.

Malwarebytes finds the ‘first Mac malware of 2017,’ Apple calls it ‘Fruitfly’

Researchers at security software company Malwarebytes has found the first piece of MacOS malware for 2017. Malwarebytes was informed of the new malware by a particularly perceptive IT administrator, who noticed that one of his Macs was engaging in some unusual network traffic.

This fake security email tries to make your PC part of a botnet

A new email scam campaign by cybercriminals purporting to be from ‘Microsoft Security Office’ is infecting its victims with Neutrino exploit kit malware. The email warns the recipients that their bank accounts are being used for suspicious activity as a result of a virus.

Ransomware: Now a Billion Dollar a Year Crime and Growing

Ransomware payments for 2016 are expected to hit a billion dollars, according to the FBI. That compares to just $24 million paid in 2015. And it’s expected to get even worse this year — with more victims and more money lost.