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RIG exploit kit strikes again, cryptocurrencies malvertising campaign

A malvertising campaign uses decoy websites pushing cryptocurrencies and then redirects users to the RIG exploit kit, Malwarebytes Labs said.

Updated Avzhan DDoS bot spotted in Chinese drive-by attack

A Chinese drive-by attack was recently observed dropping an updated version of the Avzhan DDoS bot, according to Malwarebytes researchers.

A minor twist on inserting cryptocurrency miners detailed

Cryptocurrency miners basically do what they do with little fanfare or attempts at obfuscation, but one group of miners has been seen using a technique that allows the malware to make injections to 64-bit processes from 32-bit loaders.

Cryptominer malwares in RIG EK spread via malvertising

Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura analysed a RIG exploit campaign distributing malware coin miners delivered via drive-by download attacks from malvertising.

Backdoor ships SMS data back to China

A firmware code created by a Chinese company called Adups has been found to be collecting vasts amount of user information and sending it to servers located in China according to US cyber-security firm Kryptowire.

Cryptominer uses hidden browser windows to keep on mining

A new drive-by cryptominer is using a unique technique which allows malicious site owners and threat actors to keep mining Monero even after closing their browser windows.

Global malvertising campaign shuts down

The Shadowgate malware campaign has been halted by security firm Talos and hosting company GoDaddy

SMS scam targets friends and family of 'Sarah'

Malwarebytes researchers spotted a SMS scam in the UK targeting parents and adults who know someone by the name Sarah.

Tech support scammers turn to screen locking malware to fleece victims

Attackers have taken it back some ways by using old tactics to pull off new scams

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

A scammer syndicate has been caught impersonating the services of cyber-security companies and charging high fees for doing very little.

DMA Locker's encryption may be weak but its flaws are dangerous

An amateurish ransomware known as DMA Locker could crash while encrypting files, leaving users confused as to why their machines aren't operational.

Malvertising campaign found on Google Adwords

Google's advertising service vulnerable to cyber-crooks

Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam

Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted an email phishing scam on Wednesday that targets Amazon users in the UK.