A week in security (August 17 – 23)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity, dug into some pandemic stats in terms of how workforces coped with going remote, and served up a crash course on malware detection. Our most recent Lock and Code podcast explored the safety of parental monitoring apps.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Under lock and key: Researchers showed how the sound of a turning lock could help open doors (Source: The Register) 
  • Enemies at the Roblox gates: How did a company try and keep their game free from porn? (source: Fast Company)
  • French police warned of a COVID phish doing the rounds (Source: The Connexion)
  • Jackpot! Cash machine hackers tipped odds in their favor (Source: Wired)
  • Tesla says no to hacks: Car giant does battle with DIY performance boost (Source: Electrek)
  • Mobile hack has lasting damage: Actress spoke of horror at having photos stolen (Source: Infosecurity Magazine)
  • VPNs under siege: voice phishers now targeting corporate VPNs (Source: Krebs on Security)
  • Phishers move on in: “Sophisticated” scam targeted people looking to move house (Source: The Negotiator)
  • Gift card scam targeted members of Church: Officials asked to buy gift cards and send codes to scammers who claimed they’ll be reimbursed (Source: BBC)
  • Fake cops, real phone call: Law enforcement warned of individuals claiming to be police officers extorting victims for cash over the phone (Source: The Mercury News)

Stay safe, everyone!

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