A week in security (September 11 – September 17)

Last week, we dug into phishing campaigns done via Linkedin accounts, remediation versus prevention, issues with smart syringe pumps, and advised you to go patch against a Word 0day. We had some tips regarding identity theft protection, explored crowdsourced fraud, and explained YARA rules.
Elsewhere:
Consumer News
Equifax UK admits: 400,000 Brits caught up in mega-breach: The UK gets caught up in the ongoing Equifax saga (Source: The Register)
Another month, another malware outbreak in Google’s Play Store: More rogue apps on the Google Play store (Source: The Register)
Unsecured Elasticsearch servers turned into PoS malware C&Cs: (Source: Help Net Security)
‘Your Windows Has Been Banned’ malware makes an unwelcome return: There’s always another piece of Ransomware to deal with (source: Betanews)
Huge Vevo hack: Another day, another compromise for fans of video uploads everywhere (source: EDM News)
Malware blamed for city’s data breach: malware and payment system problems, oh my (source: San Diego Union Tribune)
Five billion Bluetooth devices at risk as ‘BlueBorne’ malware spreads: Problems in air-gapped land (source: The Indian Express)
RouteX Malware Uses Netgear Routers for Credential Stuffing Attacks: Routers under fire from hackers (source: Bleeping Computer)
EMOTET banking malware returns with a wider scope & vengeance: Banking Malware never goes away – stay informed (source: Security Brief)
Beware: A new malware known as Xafecopy is stealing money through smartphones in India: Smartphone money shenanigans (source: GizBot)
Stay safe!
Malwarebytes Labs Team
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