week in security

A week in security (July 26 – August 1)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs:

Other cybersecurity news:

  • QR codes are here to stay. So is the tracking they allow. (Source: The New York Times)
  • NSA issues guidance on securing wireless devices in public settings. (Source: nsa.gov)
  • The greatest danger to national security has become the companies that claim to protect it. (Source: Edward Snowden)
  • The Northern Ireland COVID Certification Service was temporarily interrupted due to privacy issue. (Source: UK Department of Health)
  • BazaCall campaigns use phony call centers meaning to trick users into exfiltration and ransomware. (Source: Microsoft Security blog)
  • Solarmarker malware campaign actors are focusing their energy on credential and residual information theft. (Source: ZDNet)
  • We can’t believe people use browsers to manage their passwords, says maker of password management tools. (Source: The Register)
  • Polish police officers have arrested Belarusian nationals over ATM black-box attacks. (Source: The Record)
  • The FBI has revealed the top targeted vulnerabilities of the last two years. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
  • Officials from Israeli government agencies have raided the offices of Pegasus software vendor NSO Group, (Source: The Record)

Stay safe, everyone!