A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took readers through a deep dive—way down the rabbit hole—into the novel malware called “Hidden Bee.” We also looked at the potential impact of a government agency’s privacy framework, and delivered to readers everything they needed to know about ATM attacks and fraud. Lastly, amidst continuing news about the City of Baltimore suffering a ransomware attack, we told readers what they should do to prepare themselves against similar threats.

Other cybersecurity news

Google Cloud and Google Compute Engine outages in the United States took down G Suite, Gmail, and YouTube for many individuals. (Source: Bleeping Computer)Encrypted email service ProtonMail denied claims that it was working with Swiss authorities to offer real-time surveillance of its users. (Source: HackRead)Cybersecurity researchers claimed that up to 2.3 billion files are floating around in cyber space, completely exposed. (Source: Dark Reading)Upon finding a digital forensics tool in a thrift store, one computer hobbyist decided to use the data-transfer device for something different: to install and play the hit first-person shooter, “Doom.” (Source: Motherboard.) Google reportedly plans to stop several ad blockers from effectively working with its Chrome web browser. (Source: 9to5Google)News aggregation app Flipboard confirmed it suffered two hacks in the past year, potentially compromising users’ actual names, account names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. (Source: Forbes)GandCrab ransomware is reportedly shutting down after having raked in $2.5 billion for its malicious creators and distributors. (Source: Bleeping Computer)Google and Amazon are facing new investigations from the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. (Source: The New York Times). Is your mobile device’s password “1234”? Or what about “4321”? If so—or if it is any of these other top 20 common device passcodes—change it today. (Source: Cult of Mac)Stay safe, everyone!
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