A week in security (May 22 – May 28)

Last week we informed you about several new threats, here is a roundup of our posts and other noteworthy cybersecurity news.

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Stealing Windows credentials using Google Chrome

This article explains how Chrome users are at risk of spilling their Microsoft Authentication credentials by simply visiting the wrong site.

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A story of fonts by the EITest HoeflerText campaign

The HoeflerText campaign is known for a fake font download that delivers the Spora ransomware. But did you know it also uses special characters in the dropper’s file name?

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Rogue Chrome extension pushes tech support scam

Google Chrome may be one of the more secure browsers but an increasing number of malicious extensions are being forced onto users. The one we analyze can hide itself and receive commands from a remote server in order to hijack the browser with incessant offers, fraud and even tech support scams.

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Avoid these “Free Minecraft / Garry’s Mod” adverts

If you see ads claiming to offer up free games like Garry’s Mod or Minecraft, you may wish to think twice – you’ll definitely get an extension, you may receive an executable, but free Minecraft? Keep searching, intrepid gamer…

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