A week in security (July 10 – July 16)

Last week, we took a look at some of your malware infection stories, took a stroll through the basics of PowerShell, explored a piece of .NET malware, and shone the spotlight on the Petya ransomware family. Elsewhere, the following stories were taking place:
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Ransomware-slinging support scammers hire local cash mule in Oz: Fraudulent companies, dodgy money transfers, and Ransomware – this one has it all (source: The Register)
BUPA customer information copied without permission: A (now ex) employee causes headaches for BUPA by copying portions of customer data without permission (source: BUPA)
Numerous Swiss domain names temporarily hijacked: Dubious registry alterations resulted in domains redirecting to exploit kits / Malware (source: SCRT)
Dark web market Alpha Bay was shut down by law enforcement: A dubious marketplace is hauled offline via international cooperation (source: Help Net Security)
Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse: “At least” 14 million subscribers potentially affected? Ouch (source: ZDNet)
OSX/Dok malware spread via phishing to steal banking credentials: Mac users are reminded that Windows isn’t the only target for nefarious individuals (source: SCMag)
Android has a hidden panic button to help you fight Malware: If you’ve ever frantically mashed your mobile screen during a pop-up deluge this might be of interest (source: Forbes)
How a museum protects some of the world’s finest pieces of art: A fascinating look at what goes into keeping paintings secure (source: Help Net Security)
Safe surfing, everyone!
The Malwarebytes Labs Team
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