A week in security (September 28 – October 4)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we dug into what happens when card fraud comes calling, we gave a rundown on some novel ransomware attacks that took advantage of smart coffee makers, and we introduced VideoBytes, our new, monthly series in which we’ll provide video coverage of some of the cybersecurity world’s top stories. In our first week, we gave viewers look at both the infamous Twitter hack and the evolution of ransomware.

Finally, we published our latest episode of Lock and Code, in which we spoke with Open Path co-founder and chief security officer Samy Kamkar about the digital vulnerabilities in our physical world.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Get to the (power)point: booby-trapped PowerPoint files lurk in a mass email campaign (Source: TechRadar)
  • Ad-tacular: Facebook comes to grips with malware designed to run ads via hijacked accounts (Source: Wired)
  • Validating your phish: scammers rely on CAPTCHAs to fool potential phishing victims (Source: Kim Komando)
  • Health and safety: concerns grow in the US over the security of healthcare data (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Schemes within schemes: a remarkable tale of what people can allegedly achieve if they put their mind to it (Source: The Register)
  • It’s a date: Man jailed over dating scam site (Source: Glasgow Times)
  • Beware Amazon scam mails: warnings abound over an attack focusing on UK consumers (Source: Telegraph and Argus)
  • Relative inhospitality: US hospitality merchants infected with Point of Sale malware (Source: ZDNet)
  • Switching out the hardware hacks: Nintendo agrees to $2 million settlement over pirated Switch games (Source: Engadget)
  • Federal authorities weigh in on NFL player’s nude photos hack: 2 men stand accused of account compromise and revealing photographs publicly without permission (Source: Ars technica)

Stay safe, everyone!

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