A week in security (March 19 – March 25)

Last week, we looked at the growing problem of smartphone addiction, how link rot is continually slicing down portions of the web, and the theft of our intellectual property. We also explored the landscape of DDoS problems, and tackled a Stephen Hawking 419 scam.
Other news
What can only really be described as “Scamception” (source: The Register)
Mozilla calls time on Facebook advertising (source: Mozilla)
City of Atlanta hit by Ransomware (source: 11Alive)
Time for some Netflix and bug bounty (source: Netflix)
Did someone forget to switch on their VPN? They most certainly did (source: Daily Beast)
Hackers ‘led warplanes to Syrian hospital‘ (source: The Telegraph)
Dropbox offer a helping hand to security researchers (source: Dropbox)
Orbitz hit by data breach (source: SC Magazine)
Top exfiltration and evasion techniques (source: Help Net Security)
Tax software and phishing attacks (source: CNBC news)
When China hoards its hackers everyone loses. (Source: Engadget)
A 15-year-old security researcher has discovered a serious flaw in cryptocurrency hardware wallets made by Ledger. (Source: Krebs on Security)
RottenSys malware found pre-installed on five million Android devices. (Source: the Inquirer)
Reddit has banned /r/DarkNetMarkets, the site’s biggest community dedicated to discussions related to Dark Web marketplaces. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones. (Source: Ars Techinca)
Stay safe, everyone!
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