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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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History repeating: How the IoT is failing to learn the security lessons of the past

The massive cyberattacks which took down some of the most popular websites on the internet show that device manufacturers are not learning from the mistakes of the past.

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Security startup Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner to nip adware in the bud

Malwarebytes is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 and 64-bit platforms.

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Tech support scams are getting more sophisticated

Scammers selling bogus tech support services have moved from cold calls to targeted pop-ups and malware, according to Malwarebytes researchers.

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4 Ways to sniff out a tech support scam

Malwarebytes gives a peek at the anatomy of a tech support scam; scammers at one time were selling $25 versions of Malwarebytes software for as much as $1,000.

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How to foil a tech-support scam

Malwarebytes researchers have detected a trend toward more and more malicious scams. They’re working with the FTC to bring down tech support scams.

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The evolution of malware and how cyber security needs to evolve with it

Adam Kujawa is the Head of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes, the provider of anti-malware and internet security technology. CBR’s Alex Sword spoke to him to find out what the big malware threats are and how the landscape is changing.