Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we assessed the security of a portable router, identified ways to waste a scammer’s time, named the many faces of omnichannel fraud, questioned the security of 2FAs, profiled a massive tech support scam operation, and exposed a new HMRC phishing campaign.
Other cybersecurity news:
- Trend Micro addressed the burning questions related to their Mac App store apps “stealing user data.” (Source: Trend Micro’s Simply Security Blog)
- There’s a new Trojan horse in town. And one we all have in our mobile devices: apps. (Source: Help Net Security)
- Ransomware has been silent of late. And now we know why. They have become targeted. (Source: Sophos Naked Security Blog Post)
- Tor will release its official Android browser in 2019. (Source: CyberScoop)
- Security researchers noted an increase in the use of the Ramnit banking Trojan. (Source: Help Net Security)
- DARPA wanted to find and dismantle botnets before they are used for attacks. (Source: NextGov)
- Threat actors are using recon malware to spot targets of interest and further infects them. (Source: Threat Post)
- Microsoft purged thousands of tech support scams hiding on its TechNet support domain. (Source: Sophos Naked Security Blog)
- Credentials phished from users, not malware, was found to cause twice as many breaches in 2017. (Source: Help Net Security)
- Project Verify, the new authentication initiative wherein US wireless carriers will serve as their users’ online ID, is in its private beta testing phase. And everyone affected is peeved. (Source: Krebs On Security)
Stay safe, everyone!