A week in security (December 30 – January 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a dive into edge computing, looked at new web skimmer techniques, and rolled our eyes at silly people doing silly things.

Other cybersecurity news:

  • Stills and chills: A Reddit user notices their security camera is grabbing stills from other people’s devices. (Source: Reddit)
  • Tik Tok, the clock has stopped: The US Military has banned soldiers from making use of the popular app. (Source: The Register)
  • Row, row, rowhammer: It’s back for the new year, as the electrically-charged adversary comes back around again. (Source: ZDNet)
  • Watching the watcher: Your mileage may well vary with regards to how much “spying” your television is actually conducting, but this is a useful primer for being aware of data collection activities by your household devices. (Source: USA Today)
  • App controversy: The potentially confusingly named “ToTok” app has run into controversy central with claims of spying. (Source: StarTribune)
  • Exchanging currency for malware: Travelex goes down at a crucial moment on New Year’s Eve, thanks to a malware attack. (Source: ZDnet)
  • New year, same old attacks: Michigan school districts come under attack from ransomware. (Source: CBS News)
  • Point-of-sale malware eats out: Popular restaurant chain reveals customer’s credit card information has been taken. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • New Mexico hospital horror: Patient healthcare data potentially exposed to malware infection. (Source: Health IT Security)
  • Crime and punishment: Seven major breaches led to CISOs losing their jobs. (Source: CSO online)

Stay safe, everyone!

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