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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.

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This Vicious New Malware Freezes Apple Computers

For the past few weeks, people have been tricked into visiting a phony website embedded with malware that can freeze Apple computers, according to a report this week by the cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes.

Keeping You PCI Compliant — Malwarebytes Security Software Proactively Protects Customer Information & Brand Reputation

Deploying Malwarebytes helps clients meet this PCI prerequisite and provides businesses with the comfort of knowing they have software that takes a proactive approach to preventing malicious attacks.

Tech support scams as a service: From browser to computer lockers

There is almost no need to introduce tech support scams these days. But there is something even worse that is now being seen.

8 Ways Businesses Can Better Secure Their Remote Workers

Remote workers may present challenges for IT staff, but a combination of cybersecurity best practices, strong policy, and a dedicated user awareness campaign could keep company data safe.

Security: from the basement to the boardroom

Malwarebytes CISO, Justin Dolly, discusses why security should be high on the agenda of the board and seen as a business enabler, not a drain on resources.

Twitter phishing scam lures victims with promise of a shiny blue tick

Security firm Malwarebytes has warned Twitter users of a ‘Promoted Tweet’ phishing scam, that looks to lure in victims with the tempting offer of a shiny blue tick.