Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:38:31 +0000
Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explained how brain-machine interface (BMI) technology could usher in a world of Internet of Thoughts, why having backdoors is problematic, and how we can improve the security of our smart homes.
Other cybersecurity news
- A month-long ProtonMail phishing campaign targeting dozens of journalists and NGOs reporting on Russia were believed to be part of a larger ongoing hacking operation. (Source: Bellingcat)
- Heads up, Chrome Incognito users: Some websites already found ways of going around its privacy features. (Source: TechRadar)
- Due to a flaw researchers found in DSLR cameras that makes them at risk of ransomware, Canon, a known manufacturer of DSLR cameras, issued a security advisory and firmware patch. Update now! (Source: The Verge)
- A zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability found in Steam’s client could affect 92 million Windows users. (Source: Forbes)
- A hacker used SMS gateways to send messages to millions of US numbers to warn users about vulnerabilities, in the hopes of “promoting change from these companies.” (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
- Mark Zuckerberg was sent a letter by US senators asking if he had done enough to protect kids’ privacy after reports of concerns surrounding Messenger Kids. (Source: The Verge)
- Blocking apps used to protect users from robocallers may have been giving up user personal data to certain companies. (Source: Cnet)
- Microsoft revealed that APT actor Fancy Bear, aka Strontium and APT28, was trying to breach company networks by exploiting already flawed IoT devices. (Source: Microsoft Security Response Center)
- Security researchers revealed that sextortion threat actors have raked in US$1.5 million (£1.25 million) in Bitcoin, with blackmailers relying on “for rent” botnets. (Source: SC Magazine UK)
- Destructive malware is on the rise, according to IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS), which could damage 12,000 corporate workstations on average. (Source: ZDNet)
Stay safe, everyone!