Last week on the Malwarebytes Labs blog, we took a look at the growing pains of smart cities, took a deep dive into AI, jammed along to Radiohead, and looked at the lessons learned from Chernobyl in relation to critical infrastructure. We also explored a new Steam phish attack, and pulled apart a Mac cryptominer.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Florida City falls to ransomware: Riviera Beach City Council agrees to pay $600,000 to regain use of hijacked computers. (Source: Forbes)
  • Smart TV virus warning goes AWOL: A peculiar promotional message warning about the  dangers posed to smart TVs goes missing. But why? (Source: The Register)
  • Used Nest cams allow continued cam access: This has been fixed, but read on for a look at what happens in the realm of IoT when old devices connect in ways you’d rather they didn’t. (Source: Wirecutter)
  • Fake profiles on LinkedIn go spying: An interesting tale of scammers making use of AI-generated profile pictures to make their bogus accounts look a little more believable. (source: Naked Security)
  • Bella Thorne takes fight to extortionists: The actress decided to share stolen photographs of herself to teach a hacker a lesson. (source: Hollywood Reporter)
  • This phish is a fan of encryption: A new scam claims an encrypted message is waiting, but you need to log in to view it. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • Mobile app concerns: High risk vulnerabilities abound in both iOS and Android apps. (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Twitter takes on state sponsored accounts: The social media platform took down around 5,000 accounts being used to push propaganda. (Source: Infosecurity Magazine)
  • Malware comes gunning for Google 2FA: A new attack tries its best to bypass additional security restrictions. (Source: We Live Security)
  • A security hole in one: Mobile malware attempts to swipe numerous pieces of personal information. (Source: SC Magazine)

Stay safe, everyone!