A week in security (September 2 – 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at a smart social engineering toolkit, delved into TrickBot tampering with trusted texts, and explained five ways to help keep remote workers safe.

Other cybersecurity news

A new Chinese Deepfake app is under fire for privacy concerns related to the use of uploaded images. (Source: CNN)Bucking the current trend for city councils and organizations paying the crooks ransom to regain control of computers, the public at large don’t seem to be happy with this arrangement. (Source: Help Net Security)The classic “booby trap something students greatly desire” makes a comeback as new school year opens. (Source: The Next Web)Rogue app runs wild on Google Play store with ad fraud and data theft. (Source: SC Magazine)Paige Thompson pleaded “not guilty” to charges related to the recent Capital One hack all over the news. (Source: Cyberscoop)Multiple malicious websites were used to compromise iPhones over a two-year period in an effort to target Uyghur Muslims in China. (Source: TechCrunch)Executives under fire from spear phishing campaigns are now the number one cause of company insurance claims, according to new research. (Source: Computing)Deepfake for voices: Scammers made off with $243,000 by using AI to imitate a UK business owner. (Source: IT Pro)A crime ring in Ghana successfully extracted $2.1 million from 30 victims for posing as soldiers looking for love. (Source: The New York Times)A security researcher found an exposed and readable database of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts. (Source: TechCrunch)Stay safe!
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