A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.
Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.
What are the differences between stalkerware apps and parental monitoring apps? What is an “acceptable” or “safe” parental monitoring app? And how can a parent know whether they’re downloading a “legitimate” parental monitoring app or instead a stalkerware app merely disguised as a tool for parents?
Starting today, we’re doing more to protect stalkerware victims than improve our detection capabilities. We’re helping survivors understand how to tell if they’re being watched on their devices—and how to safely get out of the situation.
A fix was rolled out for a WhatsApp vulnerability, which was used to inject spyware into mobile devices and target a human rights lawyer.
Black hat hackers are after patient healthcare data, and such breaches will only intensify. Which forms of malware are behind the attacks? We take a look at the advanced threats targeting a sector struggling to keep up.