A week in security (July 8 – 14)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at ways to send your sensitive information in a secure fashion, examined some tactics in incident response land, and explored federal data privacy law. We also looked at how security tools can turn against you, and took a deep dive into the rather fiendish Soft Cell attack.
Other cybersecurity news
The UK government backs facial recognition tech: The controversial trials received the backing of the British government’s home secretary. (Source: BBC)
Who watches the Watchmen: British police officer misuses database. (Source: The Register)
Zoom zero-day lurches into view: Researchers report a bug which leaves Mac users susceptible to webcam hijacks. (Source: ThreatPost)
Listen closely: Google contractors can listen to Google Home audio clips. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
Agent Smith on the prowl: Android malware capable of replacing code with its own malicious wares found on more than 25 million devices. (Source: The Verge)
TrickBot is what’s hot: The timeless “classic” returns with a few new tricks up its sleeve, including some cunning spam antics. (Source: TechCrunch)
Pale Moon rising: Old versions of the popular browser found to be infected with malware. (Source: ZDNet)
Phish attacks are never far: A recent study revealed that one in 99 emails are classified as phishing. Here’s a good look at costs and some additional statistics. (Source: Small Business Trends)
Beware of whales: Ship operators are warned by the US coast guard to be on the lookout for targeted spear phishing attempts. (Source: Computing News)
Amazon is a Prime target: Beware of smart phishing scams looking to bait those looking for a bargain on Prime Day. (Source: Wired)
Stay safe, everyone!
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