A week in security (January 21 – 27)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 21 to 27, including Modlishka, Crytekk, PUPs, and the State of Malware report.

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Partnerstroka: Large tech support scam operation features latest browser locker

Tech support scammers belonging to the Partnerstroka group are once again abusing browsers, this time with a new browlock feature to reel in more victims, in one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever tracked.

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Vendor Security Alliance formed to improve cybersecurity of third-party providers

A new security alliance is created to address concerns surrounding third-party providers who are associated with some of the biggest brands users trust. They aim to increase their compliance to cybersecurity standards and lessen the risks they may pose on businesses.

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