Last week on the Malwarebytes Labs blog, we took a look at the Ryuk ransomware attack causing trouble over the holidays, as well as a ransom threat for an Irish transportation company. We explored the realm of SSN scams, and looked at what happens when an early warning system is attacked.
Other cybersecurity news
- Password reuse problems. Multiple Reddit accounts reported being locked out after site admins blamed “password reuse” for the issue. (Source: The Register)
- 85 rogue apps pulled from Play Store. Sadly, not before some 9 million downloads had already taken place. (Source: Trend Micro)
- Home router risk. It seems many home routers aren’t doing enough in the fight against hackers. (Source: Help Net Security)
- Deletion not allowed. Some people aren’t happy they can’t remove Facebook from their Samsung phones. (Source: Bloomberg)
- Takedown: How a system admin brought down the notorious “El Chapo.” (Source: USA Today)
- 2FA under fire. A new pentest tool called Mantis can be used to assist in the phishing of OTP (one time password) codes. (Source: Naked Security)
- Facebook falls foul of new security laws in Vietnam. New rules have brought a spot of bother for Facebook, accused of not removing certain types of content and handing over data related to “fraudulent accounts.” (source: Vietnam News)
- Trading site has leak issue. A user on the newly set up trading platform was able to grab a lot of potentially problematic snippets, including authentication tokens and password reset links. (source: Ars Technica)
- Local risk to card details. A researcher discovered payment info was being stored locally on machines, potentially exposing them to anyone with physical access. (Source: Hacker One)
- Facebook exec swatted. The dangerous “gag” of sending armed law enforcement to an address ends up causing problems for a “cybersecurity executive,” after bogus calls claimed they had “pipe bombs all over the place.” (source: PA Daily post)
Stay safe, everyone!