A week in security (June 3 – 9)

A weekly roundup of security news from June 3–9, including Magecart, breaches, hyperlink auditing, Bluekeep, FTC, and facial recognition.

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Mozilla urges Apple to make privacy a team sport

Mozilla is currently pushing Apple into placing extra barriers between iPhone users and online advertisers. Why? Because, according to Mozilla, it could work, which could benefit users everywhere.

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A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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A week in security (November 26 – December 2)

A roundup of last week’s security news from November 26 until December 2, including the Marriott breach, AV testing, 2019 security predictions, and an ad fraud botnet takedown.

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Malwarebytes helps take down massive ad fraud botnets

Malwarebytes joins the fight against ad fraud in one of the largest take down operations in recent history.

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FBI: Smart toys could harm children’s privacy and physical safety

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA), encouraging consumers to think twice before purchasing internet-connected toys.

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Fake FBI mail: “Send us $112 or we’ll lock your iCloud account”

Steer clear of this fake FBI message regarding your “locked” iCloud account. It’s nothing more than a get rich quick scam, and the people behind it are looking to cash in at your expense.

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FBI announcement: paying the ransom is a bad idea

The FBI not only officially inform the world that they agree, ransomware is getting worse, but also decided to tell folks to not pay the ransom. We say “It’s about time.”

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PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning about a “new twist to the telephone tech support scam”. This new type of scam goes beyond the social engineering aspect and threatens users with actual malware. Find out what this scam is about and most importantly how to stop and/or avoid it.

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FBI Takes Down Poorly Secured Carders

Feds bust group selling counterfeit credit cards online.

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