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A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we taught you how to prevent a rootkit attack, explained what data enrichment means, informed you about new rules on deepfakes in the US, and demonstrated how backdoors in elastic servers expose private data.

Other cybersecurity news

An online group of cybersecurity analysts calling themselves Intrusion Truth have revealed information about their fourth Chinese state-sponsored hacking operation. (Source: ZDNet)Travelex warned customers of a phone scam threat in wake of their ransomware attack. (Source: Graham Cluley)The federal government is preparing for another fight with Apple in an ongoing battle for access to encrypted iPhones. (Source: Vox recode)Proof-of-concept exploit code has been published for critical flaws impacting the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) tool for managing network platforms and switches. (Source: ThreatPost)The Dutch National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) says that companies should consider turning off Citrix ADC and Gateway servers if the impact is acceptable. (Source: BleepingComputer)Hackers stole personal information from 100,000 West Australians in a cyberattack on P&N Bank. (The West Australian)In an important Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft fixed critical bugs in CryptoAPI, RD Gateway, and .NET. (Source: Naked Security)The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s first-party services in Chrome. (Source: The Verge)The domain name weleakinfo.com has been seized by the FBI. The website sold information claiming to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches. (Source: DarkReading)Pretending to be the Permanent Mission of Norway, Emotet operators performed a targeted phishing attack against users associated with the United Nations. (Source: BleepingComputer)

Stay safe, everyone!

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