A week in security (July 22 – 28)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we offered an extensive analysis into the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 investigation, updated users on the newest feature set to AdwCleaner 7.4.0 (it now detects pre-installed software), and provided a deep dive into Phobos ransomware. We also broke down the latest privacy cautions regarding the popular app, FaceApp.

In addition, we looked at an interesting real-life shoe-shining scam that was noticed online, and gave a comprehensive breakdown between stalkerware and parental monitoring apps.

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Other cybersecurity news

Marcus Hutchins, cited as a “hero” in helping stop the 2017 WannaCry attack, was sentenced to supervised release for one year after facing charges for previously selling banking malware. (Source: TechCrunch)Trend Micro’s cybersecurity researchers found a new malware campaign that targets Elasticsearch databases. (Source: HackRead)Inadequate cloud server security at FormGet led to mortgage and loan information, along with passport data, being compromised online. (Source: Dark Reading)US contractor Immunity announced that it had developed an exploit for the much-feared Windows vulnerability “BlueKeep.” (Source: Vice)New York passed the SHIELD Act, a law aimed at protecting New Yorkers’ private data. (Source: Bleeping Computer)The privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a lawsuit to challenge the US Federal Trade Commission’s $5 billion fine against Facebook, which some considered a slap on the wrist. (Source: The Verge)Motherboard discovered that Amazon had a secret agreement with a Florida police department to “encourage adoption” of the company’s Ring smart doorbell products. (Source: Motherbaord)Threat actors upped their game for a known Office 365 phishing scam. (Source: Help Net Security)Stay safe, everyone!
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