A week in security (September 12 – September 18)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at journalism’s role in cybersecurity on our Lock and Code podcast, gave tips for safer shopping on Amazon Prime day, and discussed an APT attack springing into life as Academia returned to the real and virtual campus environment. We also dug into potential FIFA 21 scams, the return of QR code scams, Covid fatigue, and the absence of Deepfakes from the 2020 US elections.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Coronavirus SMS spoof risk: Researcher warns that genuine messages can be impersonated (Source: The Register)
  • Hacked Hackney: Hackney council warns of a “serious cyberattack on council systems” (Source: Hackney Council)
  • Football frenzy: Steer clear of FIFA 21 themed gaming scams (Source: Daily Express)
  • Expanding the Online Harms bill: Calls for UKGOV to add online scams to the Online Harms Bill, intended to tackle the growing number of problems on the internet (Source: Yahoo News)
  • Those scams belong in a museum: Museum Director’s Facebook page used to scam people online (Source: Chicago CBS Local)
  • Plugging the virtual gaps: virtual appliance security remains a headache for businesses (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Going on the offensive: The problems caused when malware gangs dabble in open source tools (Source: ZDNet)
  • A veritable laundry list: group charged with money laundering for malware operations (Source: ZDNet)
  • An Office trick or treat: it’s actually just a trick, in the form of fake updates downloading malware (source: Kim Komando)
  • Google ramps up assistance: the Advanced Protection Program receives a few upgrades for those in need of it (Source: TechRadar)

Stay safe, everyone!

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