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Lock and Code S1Ep20: Tracking the charities that track you online with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about charity organizations and online ad tracking. Though many might assume that these two topics have no overlap, they absolutely do. Ad tracking
Publish At:2020-11-23 14:48 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast capcom charities charity charity organizations Chris

Keeping ransomware cash away from your business

A ransomware gang has made headlines for donating a big chunk of stolen funds to two charities. Two separate donations given to Children International and The Water Project rang tills to the tune of $10,000 each. Their reason was that they’re targeting “only large profitable corporations, we think it’s fair that some of the money they’ve paid will go to char
Publish At:2020-10-27 15:23 | Read:262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware bitcoin charities charity donations illeg

A week in security (September 14 – 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Fintech industry developments, specifically the differences between Europe and the US, and we analyzed how some charities and the advertising industry are tied together. We also told readers about what companies can do to counter domain name abuse. In our Lock and Code podcast we talked to Pieter Arntz about s
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:27 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security apt41 blurtooth charities Chinese chrome

Charities and the advertising industry: data ecosystems and privacy risks

Data makes the world go round, more often than not via advertising and its tracking mechanisms. Whether you think making money from large volumes of PII to keep the web ticking over is a good thing, or a sleazy data-grab often encouraging terrible ad practices, it’s not going to go away anytime soon. Charity advertising is an important feature of revenue gen
Publish At:2020-09-17 15:32 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advertising adverts charities consent cookies donati

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