A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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Major data breaches at Adidas, Ticketmaster pummel web users

There’s been a number of major data breaches and leaks revealed in the last few days, and we take a look at three of the biggest: Adidas, Ticketmaster, and marketing firm Exactis.

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Amazon third party sellers: A new threat

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported a wave of hijacked Amazon seller accounts that proceeded to fleece buyers for large sums of money. As reported here, attackers would use credentials harvested from other breaches to take over the account, then either simply redirect funds to their own deposit account or create lots of fake…

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Malvertisements on “Fappening” forum lead to Android Ransomware

A compromised nude leak forum, dubious adverts, Malvertising, Ransomware and more besides – this one has it all.

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