A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs

  • Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17
  • The many tentacles of Magecart Group 8
  • Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panic
  • Update now! Google Chrome fixes two in-the-wild zero-days
  • Parts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal data
  • Patch now! PrintNightmare over, MSHTML fixed, a new horror appears … OMIGOD
  • What are SSL certificates?
  • Ransomware scammers target artists with fake Krita revenue deals
  • HP OMEN users, update your driver now!
  • What are computer cookies?
  • What is the Dark Web? The Dark Web explained
  • FBI and CISA warn of APT groups exploiting ADSelfService Plus
  • Facebook’s own research reveals the harm that Instagram can inflict

Other cybersecurity news

  • Hackers stole the source code of an application Puma, the German sportswear company, is using internally. (Source: The Record)
  • Fake UPS courier phishers unmasked by researchers. (Source: vpnMentor)
  • What are zero-click attacks, and how do they work? (Source: Security Week)
  • There’s a black market for fake COVID vaccine certificates, and it’s booming (Source: Check Point Blog)
  • Threat actors pretended to be the US Department of Transportation, so they can harvest Microsoft credentials (Source: INKY)
  • New Zealand companies are being bombarded with DDoS, but their government is mum about it. (Source: The Register)
  • A top FBI official said that there is “no indication” that Russia has cracked down ransomware gangs. (Source: The Record)
  • Exclusive: Gaggle follows kids home for remote learning. (Source: The 74 Million)
  • A ransomware gang has encrypted the entire network of South Africa’s Department of Justice (Source: BleepingComputer)
  • One ransomware gang has threatened to delete decryption keys if its victims contact law enforcement or hire a negotiator. (Source: BleepingComputer)

Stay safe!

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