A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

A week in security (August 3 – 9)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, on our Lock and Code podcast, we talked about identity and access management technology. We also wrote about business email compromises to score big, discussed how the Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020 looks beyond consent, and we analyzed how the Inter skimming kit is used in homoglyph attacks.

Other cybersecurity news

  • A new and unpatchable exploit was allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip. (Source: 9to5Mac)
  • The Australian government will include the capability for the Australian Signals Directorate to help law enforcement agencies identify and disrupt serious criminal activity—including in Australia. (Source: The Guardian)
  • The US Department of State is offering a $10 million reward for any information leading to the identification of any person who meddles in US elections. (Source: ZDNet)
  • Facebook Inc.’s Instagram photo-sharing app is launching its clone of TikTok in more than 50 countries. (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Intelligence agencies in the US have released information about a new variant the Taidoor virus used by China’s state-sponsored hackers targeting governments, corporations, and think tanks. (Source: The Hacker News)
  • A Zoombombing attack disrupted the bail hearing of one of the alleged Twitter hackers. (Source: Naked Security)
  • American small- and medium-sized companies (SMBs) were actively targeted by LockBit ransomware operators according to an Interpol report. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • The Clean Network program is a comprehensive approach to guarding US citizens’ privacy and US companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors. (Source: US Department of State)
  • A researcher found a way to deliver malware to macOS systems using a Microsoft Office document containing macro code. (Source: SecurityWeek)
  • The Chrome Web Store was slammed again for allowing 295 ad-injecting, spammy extensions that were downloaded 80 million times. (Source: TheRegister)

Stay safe!