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Windows 7: Malwarebytes 2013 Threat Report


18 Dec 2013   #1

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Malwarebytes 2013 Threat Report

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The past year turned out to be an interesting introduction into the new types of threats users are facing as well as what they will continue to face, at greater levels, in the coming years.

We have continued to see the use of scammer and “assumed guilt” threats such as Ransomware and the emergence of even greater threats using similar tactics. We have seen the rise and fall of a very popular exploit kit and had an entire year of cautious surfing because of drive-by exploits and watering hole attacks.

Phone scammers have shown us that it’s not always safe to trust people who claim to be technical specialists and the battle against mobile threats has raged on in greater severity.

As we enter a new year, we can expect these threats to continue with more destructive force than we have ever experienced.
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19 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Bill.
The new PUP seem to be getting even a bigger problem. Some seem to think they no more of a security risk than a tracking cookie. Looks like they are becoming much more.
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19 Dec 2013   #3

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Thats a really good summary
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20 Dec 2013   #4

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The past year turned out to be an interesting introduction into the new types of threats users are facing as well as what they will continue to face, at greater levels, in the coming years.

We have continued to see the use of scammer and “assumed guilt” threats such as Ransomware and the emergence of even greater threats using similar tactics. We have seen the rise and fall of a very popular exploit kit and had an entire year of cautious surfing because of drive-by exploits and watering hole attacks.

Phone scammers have shown us that it’s not always safe to trust people who claim to be technical specialists and the battle against mobile threats has raged on in greater severity.

As we enter a new year, we can expect these threats to continue with more destructive force than we have ever experienced.
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A Guy

I'm afraid I would have to agree. Judging from how the scammers seem to come up with trickier ideas each time, it wouldn't be a surprise.
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20 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This is why I encourage family and friends to share information on every suspicious call they get. It has become important to report the scam and phone number to Report Phone Number to CallerCenter.com as well, so the warning gets to a lot more people in a very short time.
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