A week in security (November 26 – December 2)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a look at our cybersecurity predictions for 2019, we explained why Malwarebytes participated in AV testing and how we took part in an joint take down of massive ad fraud botnets, warned that ESTA registration websites still lurk in paid ads on Google, discussed what 25 years of webcams have brought us, and reported about the Marriot breach that impacted 500 million customers.
Other cybersecurity news:
LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18 million email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook. (Source: TechCrunch)
Researchers created fake “master” fingerprints to unlock smartphones. (Source: Motherboard)
Uber slapped with £385K ICO fine for major breach. (Source: InfoSecurty Magazine)
Rogue developer infects widely-used NodeJS module to steal Bitcoins. (Source: The Hacker News)
When the FBI (and not the fraudsters) make a fake FedEx website. (Source: Graham Cluley)
Microsoft warns about two apps that installed root certificates then leaked the private keys. (Source: ZDNet)
Social media scraping app Predictim banned by Facebook and Twitter. (Source: NakedSecurity)
Tech support scam: Call centers shut down by Indian police in collaboration with Microsoft. (Source: TechSpot)
Germany detects new cyberattack targeting politicians, military, and embassies. (Source: DW)
It’s time to change your password again as Dell reveals attempted hack. (Source: Digital Trends)
Stay safe, everyone!
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