Research Paper:

Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Q1 2017


In our second Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques report we are going to take a deep look at what threats got our attention the most during the first three months of the year, what we expect to happen moving through the next quarter and a behind the scenes interview with one of our Malwarebytes Labs analysts.


  • Ransomware as a Service took over with new advancements made to malware's functionality
  • Android and Mac malware became a major concern, not just Windows
  • Survey scammers spread fake news via social media and tech support scammers became creative with payment methods

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