A week in security (Jan 30th – Feb 5th)

Last week, we took a look at the theories behind preventing users from clicking everything (don’t worry, you’re allowed to click that), a deep dive into Locky Bart Ransomware, and a long term drive-by download campaign. We also explored why you should care about data breaches and also released our 2016 State of Malware Report.

Elsewhere from the last week:

  • DRM files could be used to unmask TOR users.
  • WordPress “secretly” fixed an issue alongside others, in the hope that automatic updates would put paid to any residual risk to WordPress users.
  • Hacker Warkit Metasploit can now work on hardware such as cars.
  • Hack attacks are “destabilizing democracy” and nobody has the faintest idea what to do about it.
  • Banking keyloggers mostly originating from the US and Singapore make waves.
  • Pokemon GO is still a big deal, and so is lookalike Malware. Heed the warning signs.
  • Two arrested over claims that Ransomware was found on hacked CCTV cameras.
  • More Ransomware, as Ohio county Government finds itself shut down after an outbreak.
  • A one-two punch of CEO fraud and W-2 phishing.

Stay safe, everyone!

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