A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

A week in security (October 21 – 27)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explored a link between Magecart Group 5 and the Carbanak APT, we discussed the growing rate of robocalls threatening user privacy, and we tipped you off on how to protect yourself from doxing.

We were glad to see the BBC raise awareness about stalkerware, much like we did a few weeks ago.

Other cybersecurity news

  • NordVPN, a popular virtual private network, confirmed it was the victim of a data center breach in 2018 with reportedly only a minor impact. (Source: CNet)
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor says it has “serious concerns” over Microsoft‘s contracts with European Union institutions. (Source: ZDNet)
  • Avast has become the victim of a cyberespionage campaign that saw hackers gain deep access to its network.  (Source: Forbes)
  • A new ransomware has been discovered called FuxSocy that borrows much of its behavior from the notorious and now-defunct Cerber Ransomware. (Source: BleepingComputer)
  • Researchers have uncovered malware in 17 iOS apps that were removed from Apple’s official App Store. (Source: ThreatPost)
  • Latest Firefox brings privacy protections front and center letting you track the trackers. (Source: The Mozilla blog)
  • A stealthy Microsoft SQL server backdoor malware was spotted in the wild that could allow a remote attacker to control an already compromised system stealthily. (Source: The Hacker News)
  • Performing searches on some celebrities comes with a higher risk of being hacked. (Source: TechSpot)
  • Research linked ransomware and data breaches to an uptick in fatal heart attacks. (Source: PBS)
  • Cybercrime reports filed by UK citizens have sat inside a police database without being investigated after being placed in quarantine by security software. (Source: ZDNet)

Stay safe, everyone!