A week in security (July 23 – July 29)

Posted on 7/30/2018 by

Last week on Labs, we looked at an adware called MobiDash getting stealthy, a new strain of Mac malware called Proton that was found after two years, and the ‘Hidden Bee’ miner that was delivered via an improved drive-by download toolkit. We also delved into the security improvements expected in the new Android P, and had a fresh look at Trojans to help users define what they really are.

We also gave you a quick introduction to the Malwarebytes Browser Extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

Other news:

  • Russian hackers reached US utility control rooms, Homeland Security officials say. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
  • Dozens were sentenced for a call center scam, where victims bought iTunes gift cards under threat of arrest. (Source: Gizmodo)
  • Guardian US finds that 72 percent of video spend is fraudulent without Ads.txt. (Source: Mediapost)
  • No, you shouldn’t use the new version of Stylish. (Source: Robert Heaton)
  • These are 2018’s biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches so far. (Source: ZDNet)
  • Google Translate is doing something incredibly sinister and it looks like we’re all doomed. (Source: IFLScience)
  • The Death botnet targets AVTech devices with a 2-year-old exploit. (Source: Security Affairs)
  • Long Beach Port terminal hit by ransomware attack. (Source: Press Telegram)
  • State governments warned of malware-laden CD sent via snail mail from China. (Source: Krebs on Security)
  • 23andMe sold access to your DNA library to big pharma, but you can opt out. (Source: MotherBoard)
  • Fake websites for Keepass, 7Zip, Audacity, and others found pushing adware. (Source: BleepingComputer)

Stay safe, everyone!

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