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Technologies Useful In the Pandemic Are Challenging Privacy Now

Your company likely made many quick decisions back in March 2020. As an IT leader, you provided the tools employees needed to stay productive while working remotely. It had to happen now or sooner. Your team made it possible for the business to continue moving forward during the pandemic. It was not easy. But you got the right tools onto the network and int
Publish At:2022-05-02 10:09 | Read:1337 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Identity & Access Risk Management Security S

Steer clear of this “TestNTrace” SMS spam

p>Yesterday I received an SMS from “TestNTrace”, with the message resembling an official NHS communication: The text reads as follows: NHS: You’ve been in close contact with a person who has contracted the Omicron variant. Please order a test kit via: [URL redacted] Well, that’s an alarming thing to wake up to. However, not everything is as it f
Publish At:2022-04-13 08:52 | Read:1127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams coronavirus covid-19 email NHS pandemic pcr test sms t

Coronavirus phishing: “Welcome back to the office…”

As offices start to slowly open back up, the theoretically post-pandemic world is changing its threat landscape once again, and that includes the likely inclusion of coronavirus phishing attempts. With the move to remote work, attackers switched up their tactics. Personal devices and home networks became hot targets. Organizations struggled with securing dev
Publish At:2021-06-03 10:55 | Read:1562 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams CIO coronavirus covid-19 covid-19 scams email fake pan

Supporting the Women Hit Hardest by the Pandemic

Supporting the Women Hit Hardest by the Pandemic Only 57% of women in the U.S. are working or looking for work right now—the lowest rate since 1988. That telling data point is just one of several that illustrate a stark contrast in these stark times: of the millions who’ve seen their employment affected by the pandemic, women have been hardest hit. According
Publish At:2021-02-28 15:05 | Read:6586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer cybersecurity pandemic International Women's Day #C

A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we talked with Chris Boyd about charities that track you online. We also looked back at Zoom, and wondered whether it’s any safer months after its first vulnerability was reported. We talked about how Apple’s security is hampering the detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Lastly, we reported on Spot
Publish At:2020-11-30 10:36 | Read:2083 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Apple awis Chris Boyd covid-19 fbi lock a

How Covid fatigue puts your physical and digital health in jeopardy

After six months of social distancing, sheltering in place, working from home, distance learning, mask-wearing, hand-washing, and plenty of hand-wringing, people are pretty damn tired of COVID-19. And with no magic bullet (yet) and no end in sight, annoyance has turned into exasperation and even desperation. Doctors and mental health professionals call th
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:47 | Read:2231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness alert fatigue caution fatigue coronavirus coronavi

Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

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 Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions. These sometimes helpful online tools that work directly with the Google Chrome browser can pull off a variety of tric
Publish At:2020-09-14 13:15 | Read:2378 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast advanced persistent threats APT Center for Public He

Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

Last year, credentials for PayPal, Facebook, and Airbnb were among the top goods on high demand in the dark web, aka the Internet’s underground market. But due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with most of the worldwide population sheltering, working, and studying indoors, many facets of life have made a full 180-degree turn—including the criminal world.
Publish At:2020-09-10 19:18 | Read:3356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime 2fa airbnb Cash App covid-19 Dark Web Dark Web Ma

SMB cybersecurity posture weakened by COVID-19, Labs report finds

In August, Malwarebytes Labs analyzed the damage caused by COVID-19 to business cybersecurity. Because of immediate, mandated transitions to working from home (WFH), businesses across the United States suffered more data breaches, lost more dollars, and increased their overall attack surfaces, all while experiencing a worrying lack of cybersecurity awareness
Publish At:2020-09-04 18:40 | Read:3086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports business security covid-19 cybersecurity cybersecuri

Coughing in the face of scammers: security tips for the 2020 tax season

In spite of everything happening in the world right now—the 2020 tax season is about to come to an end, and taxes are due. Americans got a reprieve back in March when the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced they were pushing back the federal income tax filing due date from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Fast forward three month
Publish At:2020-06-24 14:10 | Read:2502 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos 2019 taxes 2020 tax season coronavirus coronavirus t

A week in security (May 25 – 31)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we published our most recent episode of our podcast Lock and Code, providing an in-depth discussion on web browser privacy, looked at the membership bump for the Coalition against Stalkerware, and dug into EDR solutions. We also looked at twists added to the threat scene by Maze Ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Breac
Publish At:2020-06-01 13:35 | Read:2813 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis cybrsecurity fake fake news fraud ma

Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

byLisa VaasMayo? Mustard? Creep who takes your sandwich order plus the personal details you handed over for contact tracing?That’s not what I ordered, said a woman in Auckland, New Zealand, whose trip to a Subway fast-food shop led to a restaurant worker reaching out to pester her on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and via text.As the local news outlet
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:28 | Read:2729 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Privacy Security threats breach contact tracing co

Facebook to alert us if we’ve been exposed to fake coronavirus news

byLisa VaasHas somebody on Facebook tried to convince you that drinking bleach cures COVID-19?If you’ve had that kind of dangerous misinformation coughed up at you on the platform and have liked, reacted or commented on it, expect to start seeing messages in your newsfeed alerting you and letting you know that Facebook has since removed the effluvium.O
Publish At:2020-04-21 07:38 | Read:3303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Social networks coronavirus COVID-19 fact

Hijacked Twitter accounts used to advertise face masks

byLisa VaasAs of Tuesday, hijacked Twitter accounts were spewing out hundreds of tweets hawking a dodgy looking face mask/toilet paper/digital forehead thermometer online store, according to Motherboard’s Vice.When Vice’s Joseph Cox searched for the masks site on Tuesday, he found what he called a “heavy stream” of other accounts that
Publish At:2020-03-26 07:51 | Read:3594 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fake news Social networks Twitter bots coronavirus counterfe

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:3837 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi


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