A week in security (September 10 – 16)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we assessed the security of a portable router, identified ways to waste a scammer’s time, named the many faces of omnichannel fraud, questioned the security of 2FAs, profiled a massive tech support scam operation, and exposed a new HMRC phishing campaign.
Other cybersecurity news:
Trend Micro addressed the burning questions related to their Mac App store apps “stealing user data.” (Source: Trend Micro’s Simply Security Blog)
There’s a new Trojan horse in town. And one we all have in our mobile devices: apps. (Source: Help Net Security)
Ransomware has been silent of late. And now we know why. They have become targeted. (Source: Sophos Naked Security Blog Post)
Tor will release its official Android browser in 2019. (Source: CyberScoop)
Security researchers noted an increase in the use of the Ramnit banking Trojan. (Source: Help Net Security)
DARPA wanted to find and dismantle botnets before they are used for attacks. (Source: NextGov)
Threat actors are using recon malware to spot targets of interest and further infects them. (Source: Threat Post)
Microsoft purged thousands of tech support scams hiding on its TechNet support domain. (Source: Sophos Naked Security Blog)
Credentials phished from users, not malware, was found to cause twice as many breaches in 2017. (Source: Help Net Security)
Project Verify, the new authentication initiative wherein US wireless carriers will serve as their users’ online ID, is in its private beta testing phase. And everyone affected is peeved. (Source: Krebs On Security)
Stay safe, everyone!
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