A week in security (October 1 – 7)

Last week, Malwarebytes welcomed National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by renewing our pledge to do what we do best: offer the best protection for our customers and promote security awareness for all.
On Labs, we raised the question of whether it is a good idea to bring your own security or not, talked a little bit more about fileless malware, homed in on a malware campaign targeting Fortnite gamers, and looked into LoJack, a bootkit malware that has been targeting government entities.
Other cybersecurity news:
Google Chrome extension developers were the target of a phishing campaign going after their credentials. (Source: ZDNet)
If you think you won’t fall for dubious links or email attachments, perhaps a real-life human on the phone—who speaks professionally, uses a trusted number, and assures you throughout the conversation that there’s nothing wrong—could. (Source: KrebsOnSecurity)
The FBI and DHS warned the American public of the rise of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks. (Source: SC Magazine)
Researchers discovered that password managers in Android can be tricked into entering true valid credentials into phishing apps. (Source: Help Net Security)
Meet Torii, the new IoT botnet that puts the Mirai botnet to shame. (Source: Infosecurity Magazine)
That’s novel: Seattle law enforcement encourages techies and streamers to sign up to their anti-swatting service. (Source: Ars Technica)
Adobe patches more than 80 serious flaws in Acrobat and Reader. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
Five out of six routers are found to have inadequate security updates. Yikes! (Source: ZDNet)
Evil entrepreneurs in the hacking underground are using blockchain to improve their security posture. (Source: CSO)
Hack the Marine Corps, a challenge to hack public-facing Marine Corps websites, uncovers 150 vulnerabilities. (Source: Fifth Domain)
Stay safe, everyone!
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