We looked at numerous scams and security happenings last week, along with a few slices of technical analysis.
First up, an old email classic – the fake “You have won” message, complete with multiple Microsoft themed attachments asking for personal information. We explored the World of the Bunitu Trojan and its ties to Neutrino Exploit Kit, along with an in-depth summary of how it operates under the hood. Steam scams offering up free games are still in fashion, and we continue our Digital Snake Oil series – this time, examining the curious world of PUPs. A bizarre “Lucky Wheel” took curious clickers to all manner of random destinations, we launched Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, compromised email accounts asked for $2,800 in emergency medical fees and we took a trip down memory lane with a look back at the ILOVEYOU virus.
There were also plenty of things happening elsewhere, too. Here’s some of the notable security stories from the last seven days:
- The new head of Facebook security calls for the “Death of Flash“. Given how many issues there have been recently, we can’t say we’re surprised.
- A good use of police time? How private is public, anyway? All this and more, due to a hastily deleted Tweet of a man in the street. What strange times we live in…
- Major videogame company Epic Games became the latest gaming scalp claimed by hackers as their forum was compromised.
- The well known hacking portal Darkode was taken offline by Law Enforcement, with 28 arrests reportedly following in the wake of the shutdown.
- Infamous Ransomware TeslaCrypt returned with an all-new version. You are making backups, right? If not, you might want to start right away.
- Travel scams are always a popular past-time for crooks, and you should check out this list of things to avoid.
- Java joined Flash as a target for exploits, for the first time in two years.
Safe surfing, everyone!
The Malwarebytes Labs Team