week in security

A week in security (July 5 – July 11)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs:

Other cybersecurity news:

  • A group of privacy-first tech companies have published an open letter today asking regulators to ban surveillance-based advertising. (Source: The Record)
  • Fake cryptomining apps, some found on the Play Store, scam $350,000 from users. (Source: TechSpot)
  • Ransomwhere has been launched as the open, crowdsourced ransomware payment tracker.
  • The hard truth about ransomware: we are not prepared. (Source: DoublePulsar)
  • Hackers leak scraped data of 87,000 GETTR users. (Source: HackRead)
  • Cyber is the new weapons system of the future. (Source: The Cipher Brief)
  • NCSC: Impersonating the taxman remained phishers’ favourite pastime. (Source: The Register)
  • Hackers use new trick to disable macro security warnings in malicious Office files. (Source: The Hacker News)
  • How fake accounts and sneaker-bots took over the internet. (Source: ThreatPost)
  • Online course provider Coursera hit with API issues, with cloud driving additional exposure. (Source: SC Magazine)

Stay safe, everyone!