A week in security (Mar 20th – Mar 26th)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 20th to the 26th of March. This week, we look back at phishing campaigns, PUPs, ransomware, and more.

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World of Warcraft phish campaign lures victims with free pet

We take a look at a World of Warcraft phish doing the rounds which could stand to do a spot of updating where it’s branding is concerned.

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New targeted attack against Saudi Arabia Government

Several Saudi Arabia organizations are being targeted in a new spear phishing campaign.

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Hackers threaten to wipe Apple devices

According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple doesn’t pay them a ransom.

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SMS phishing for the masses

This post looks at a recent SMS phishing scam for the RBC bank and a tool the attackers may have used to bulk send fraudulent SMS messages.

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