A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we announced the launch of Malwarebytes 4.0, tackled data privacy legislation, and explored some of the ways robocalls come gunning for your data and your money. We also laid out the steps involved in popular vendor email compromise attacks.

Other cybersecurity news

  • Bug bounty bonanza: Rockstar Games open up their bounty program to include the newly-released Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. (Source: The Daily Swig)
  • The fake news problem: A study shows it’s bad news for people thinking they can avoid bogus information on social networking portals. (source: Help Net Security)
  • On trial for hacking…yourself? A very confusing story involving a judge, their office computer, and a lesson learned in workplace computer forensics. (Source: The Register)
  • Who’s there? A security flaw: an Internet-connected doorbell causes headaches for owners. (Source: CyberScoop)
  • More fake ads on Facebook: An old scam returns to imitate the BBC and fool eager clickers. (Source: Naked Security)
  • Social media spy games: an Ex-Twitter employee stands accused of spying for Saudi Arabia. (Source: Reuters)
  • Cities power down: Johannesburg up and running after a cyberattack. (Source: BusinessTech)
  • Sextortion attacks still causing trouble: A new report claims these insidious scams are still bringing grief to the masses. (Source: Tricity news)
  • Space-based infosec: If you were wondering how space factors into the US national cyber strategy, then this article will probably be helpful. (Source: Fifth Domain)

Stay safe, everyone!