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Helping Online Daters Stay Malware-Free — Malwarebytes Offers Advanced Threat Detection & Removal Software

Online dating isn’t perfect. The accessibility of so many single people comes with certain drawbacks and vulnerabilities that anyone on a dating site should be prepared to face. For instance, cyber criminals may use a dating site as a platform to hack into home computers and steal personal information.

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Mac malware on the rise as crooks turn to ransomware

Macbook users are increasingly being targeted by malware and backdoors, according to Malwarebytes’ analysis of cyber crime and malware in the first quarter of 2017.

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Malwarebytes Details Cybersecurity Threats Seen During Q1 2017 For Windows, MacOS And Android

Many people don’t know as much about personal cybersecurity as they think they do. The bad news is that misunderstanding and lack of knowledge can put you at serious risk. The good news is that in many cases simply knowing what to be wary of is enough to provide a fairly effective level of protection. Security software vendor Malwarebytes brings some needed knowledge in their Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques for Q1 2017 report.

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Why an accountant is a cybercriminal’s favourite target

Justin Dolly of Malwarebytes looks at what accountants can do to protect their data and minimize cybersecurity risks.

Sydney-based Orca Tech to distribute Malwarebytes Endpoint Security

Sydney-based IT security distributor Orca Tech has signed a deal to distribute cybersecurity vendor Malwarebytes’ products in Australia.

Malwarebytes “100% committed to channel” – signs distie deal with Orca Tech

Malwarebytes today announced a new partnership with Sydney-based Orca Tech to distribute its products in Australia.

APAC accounted for majority of botnet detections globally

Asia-Pacific contributed more than 50 percent of total botnet detections in the second half of 2016, with the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Malaysia among top 10 countries, according to a report by Malwarebytes.

Saudi Arabia hit with cyberespionage spearphishing campaign

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.

MacOS Is Not As Secure As Many People Believe

Many people think the Mac operating system, MacOS, is more secure than it actually is. This wouldn’t be an issue if those people were all Windows users but many of them own Macs. Thomas Reed, the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes Labs, has written a useful and informative blog post that provides a balanced view of the strengths and weaknesses of security on the Mac.

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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.