A week in security (October 7 – 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peered into the possible future of cybersecurity insurance, described the process for securing today’s managed service provider, and provided an in-depth explainer on the business espionage tactic known as “war shipping.”

Further, in considering the intersection of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we gave a rundown on the current stalkerware landscape, including why it’s hard to protect against, and why Malwarebytes is committed to increasing security for users everywhere.

Other cybersecurity news

Twitter users saw their phone numbers—which they had expressly provided for multifactor authentication security—also used for advertising purposes. (Source: Motherboard) Google researchers patched eight vulnerabilities found in its Chrome browser, just weeks after having patched four other vulnerabilities. (Source: Security Week)GitHub, despite facing employee backlash that accused the company of being “complicit in widespread human rights abuses,” will renew a $200,000 contract it has with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Source: Silicon Angle)Three dozen civil rights groups demanded local, state, and federal officials to sever the current partnerships between Amazon’s home security company Ring and more than 400 law enforcement agencies. (Source: Motherboard) Email service Click2Mail suffered a data breach that may have compromised the names, account mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of users. (Source: Dark Reading)A Singapore citizen faces 34 years in prison for allegedly using stolen Amazon AWS and Google Cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrency. (Source: Bleeping Computer)Bots and fake accounts powered by artificial intelligence have become increasingly adept at mimicking human behavior, according to new research from a team of computer scientists. (Source: Help Net Security)California passed a law banning the use of facial recognition software in police body cams. (Source: The Sacramento Bee)Stay safe, everyone!
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