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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

2019-11-11 23:20

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we celebrated the birth of the Internet 50 years ago, highlighted reports about the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filing a case against stalkerware developer Retina-X, issued a PSI on disaster donation scams, looked at the top cybersecurity challenged SMBs face, and provided guidance to journalists on how they can defend themselves against threat actors.

Other cybersecurity news

  • A new infostealer called Raccoon emerged as the new malware-as-a-service (MaaS) that is causing a lot of buzz in the underground. (Source: SecurityWeek)
  • Notorious Russian APT, Fancy Bear, was found targeting sporting and anti-doping organizations worldwide. (Source: Microsoft)
  • Millions of Adobe Creative Cloud users exposed due to a misconfiguration. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
  • The online store of the American Cancer Society was found infected with malware by Magecart. (Source: TechCrunch)
  • According to a report from the FTC, younger adults are more susceptible to fraud compared to senior adults. (Source: The Washington Post)
  • Systems used in the state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India were found to contain malware. (Source: Reuters)
  • Sextortion scammers began hacking Blogger and WordPress sites to make threats more believable, which leads to a higher likelihood of paying up. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • MessageTap, a malware strain developed by Chinese APT threat actors, is capable of monitoring of SMS traffic and other mobile information to target individuals. (Source: SC Magazine UK)
  • Threat actors have their eyes set on esports tournaments. (Source: TechRadar)
  • Highly popular Android emoji app racks up millions of unauthorized purchases. (Source: The Register)
  • Gafgyt, an aggressive IoT malware, was found to force affected systems to join its botnet. (Source: ZDNet)

Stay safe!

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