A week in security (July 23 – July 29)
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.
- 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!