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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

By November 4, 2019Blog, Wordpress

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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