A week in security (June 24 – 30)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peeled back the mystery on an elusive malware campaign that relied on blank JavaScript injections, detailed for readers our latest telemetry on the tricky GreenFlash Sundown exploit, and looked at one of the top campaigns directing traffic toward scareware pages for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services.

We also doubled down on our commitment—and significantly increased efforts—to detect stalkerware on victims’ devices.

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Other cybersecurity news:

Microsoft’s cybersecurity researchers discovered a campaign that delivered a remote access Trojan directly into memory. (Source: Security Affairs)A newly-developed malware spread rapidly to wipe the firmware on Internet of Things devices. (Source: ZD Net)Reuters exclusively reported that Western intelligence agencies hacked into Russia’s Internet search company Yandex, delivering malware to spy on the site’s users. (Source: Reuters)Trend Micro showed the relative ease of both purchasing and deploying ATM malware in today’s world. (Source: Trend Micro)Somerville, MA, became the second US city to ban the use of facial recognition software in public spaces. (Source: Motherboard)The developer of an online app that digitally “undressed” women—by removing their clothing using machine learning—eventually shut the app down. (Source: Motherboard)Popular work chat platform Slack experienced worldwide outages. (Source: Bleeping Computer). Following a 14-month investigation involving multiple European intelligence and law enforcement agencies, six suspects were arrested for having allegedly stolen $28 million in cryptocurrency. (Source: HackRead)Stay safe, everyone!
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