A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

A week in security (October 15 – 21)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we went over how to build your own motion-activated security camera, wondered whether FIDO is the future instrument to replace passwords and usernames, informed you about information operations on Twitter, and released our Q3 Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report (CTNT).

Other cybersecurity news:

  • Pentagon data breach puts personal details of 30,000 staff at risk. (Source: Hot for Security)
  • Facebook finds hack was done by spammers, not foreign state. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
  • A water company in the US state of North Carolina already dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence will now have to juggle a complete database rebuild, thanks to a nasty ransomware infection. (Source: The Register)
  • Operation Oceansalt research reveals cyberattacks targeting South Korea, the US, and Canada. (Source: HelpNetSecurity)
  • Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early 2020. (Source: ComputerWorld)
  • GandCrab developers release decryption keys for Syrian victims. (Source: BleepingComputer)
  • Voice phishing scams are getting more clever. (Source: Krebs on Security)
  • Securing Middle America: small towns are more at risk of ransomware, phishing attacks, and more. (Source: SC Magazine)
  • GreyEnergy: Updated arsenal of one of the most dangerous threat actors. (Source: WeLiveSecurity)
  • Russian national charged with interfering in US political system. (Source: US Department of Justice)

Stay safe, everyone!