“Killware” is here.  Is it as bad as it sounds?

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Malwarebytes Newsletter October 2021 | Issue 2
 

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“Killware”: Is it just as bad as it sounds?

The next big cyberthreat is here and it’s called “Killware.” It’s being branded by the media as a type of threat that, as the name suggests, can literally kill you. But is it all it’s hyped up to be?

 
 
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Twitch compromised: What we know so far, and what you need to do

 

The popular streaming service for gamers, Twitch, has been compromised. We look at what happened, what was stolen, and offer advice on what Twitch users need to do next.

 
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Ransom Disclosure Act would mandate ransomware payment reporting

 

In response to skyrocketing ransomware attacks, the Ransom Disclosure Act would require many companies, local governments, and non-profits to disclose whenever they pay a ransomware demand.

 
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At long last, Microsoft is disabling Excel 4.0 macros by default

 

After three decades of macro viruses, and three decades of trying to convince every single Excel user individually to disable macros, Microsoft is going disable Excel 4.0 macros for everyone. Read on and learn why this change is such a big deal for cybersecurity.

 
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On Lock and Code this week, we discuss a United Arab Emirates surveillance campaign that, bizarrely, involves the CIO at ExpressVPN. Where does this leave ExpressVPN’s customers? Is it time to switch VPNs?

 
 
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