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Malwarebytes brings new approach to malware detection

Security vendor Malwarebytes has released its new, single endpoint agent cloud platform for business.

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Texas is the Top Target for Ransomware

Malwarebytes examined first-quarter data taken from telemetry feeds of malware detections across computer endpoints in US small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with less than 1,000 employees. These findings, presented in the Malwarebytes SMB Threat Report, found that businesses overall, in all 50 states, have experienced a 165% increase in the number of malware detections quarter-over-quarter.

Malware Incidents at US SMBs Spiked 165% in Q1

Texas-based SMBs suffered the most malware attack attempts in the first quarter while those in Arizona had the biggest year-over-year increase, according to new Malwarebytes report.

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Employees’ lack of cyber knowledge counters businesses’ security preparations, says Willis Towers Watson

63 percent of UK businesses believe that they are highly protected against external cyberthreats, and 66 percent state that they have the right processes in place to react to such attacks – but employees’ low cyber knowledge is a danger of its own.

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#INFOSEC17 Malwarebytes: WannaCry was Amateur Attackers Using Sophisticated Exploit

The WannaCry ransomware was ‘amateur’, but using a sophisticated exploit was the reason for its success. Speaking to Infosecurity at Infosecurity Europe, Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski said that anything paired with this exploit would have enabled a successful attack. “I think WannaCry was tame compared to what it could have been, if it had happened faster than the month it took from leak to attack we would have been in deep trouble,” he said.

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Malaysia is less susceptible to malware than other emerging economies

Malwarebytes found that Malaysia ranks fifth in volume of malware detected in the country amongst other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The country is leading among emerging markets in Asia in terms of vulnerability against malware according to Malwarebyte’s recent Asia Pacific State of Malware Report 2017.

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Malwarebytes swerves revenue approach with partner programme

Most partner programmes continue to have a mix of value and revenue but the latest offering from security player Malwarebytes leans heavily on deal registration to build a scheme based on rewarding those that generate exposure and reach for the firm.

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In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware’s world domination

The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organizations in other countries over the weekend.

How a ransomware attack can affect hospitals

A ransomware attack is targeting organizations around the world and impacting tens of thousands of computers. CNNTech’s Laurie Segall interviews Adam Kujawa, of cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes.

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

Computers across the world were locked up Friday and users’ files held for ransom when dozens of countries were hit in a cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies, and government agencies.