A week in security (July 6 – 12)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Social media went head to head with lawmakers: User data was up for debate as the giants in the space grappled with Hong Kong’s new national security law (Source: The Register)
  • Magecart lurked on hundreds of sites: a major headache for both shopping portals and consumers (Source: Gemini Advisory)
  • Cyber attackers upped their game: Explosion at nuclear plant blamed on hackers (Source: Computing)
  • Maxing the macros: Ransomware attacks highlighted that Macros haven’t gone away as a route into systems (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • Stay healthy: Bots are increasingly targeting the healthcare sector (Source: Imperva)
  • Disinformation clampdown: Facebook came out swinging against dubious information posted to the site (Source: BBC)
  • Zoom and doom: Fake Zoom notifications were spotted going phishing (SC Magazine)
  • No joke: Android malware proved troublesome for the Google Play store (Source: Forbes)
  • School’s in: Now’s the time to steer clear of potential “back to school” scams (Source: Tessian)
  • Covid-19 phishing: Law enforcement warned the public to be wary of refund shenanigans (Source: Times of India)

Stay safe, everyone!

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